OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE, MAY 19, 2009 AT 2.05 PM
Outotec participates in the Baltic Sea Action Summit project
Outotec participates in the Baltic Sea Action Summit project, which
was launched by President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen,
Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen and Chairman of the Baltic Sea Action
Group Ilkka Herlin on May 19, 2009.
The most visible part of the joint initiative is the Baltic Sea
Action Summit, which will pull together the strength of heads of
state, companies and key civil actors around the Baltic Sea. The
Summit will be held in February 2010 in Helsinki. Each participant
will commit to a concrete act to the benefit of the Baltic Sea.
Outotec commits to raising the awareness of clean production methods
and enhancing their use in the Baltic Sea region.
As part of its commitment for a healthier Baltic Sea, Outotec will
focus on minimizing metal-containing dusts and sulfur dioxide
emissions of the metals industry as well as on reducing
metal-containing effluents. Furthermore, Outotec will bring in its
expertise in symposiums focusing on environmentally sound processing
methods in the metals and energy industries. First such event will be
the International Oil Shale Symposium in Tallinn, Estonia in June
2009. Outotec is one of the main sponsors of the Symposium and will
present new oil shale processing technology meeting EU's criteria for
Best Available Techniques (BAT).
"Sustainable technology is our core principle. Participation in the
Baltic Sea Action Summit is a natural step for Outotec and it fits
well to our company values. Nearly two thirds of Outotec's
technologies qualify as Environmental Goods and Services by OECD
definition, and another third can be regarded as EGS depending on
their application. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate
in this important joint effort to rescue the Baltic Sea. Our actions
target to prevent or minimize environmental damage to water, air and
soil and ultimately to a healthier Baltic Sea," says Mr. Tapani
Järvinen, CEO of Outotec.
Outotec's business is to develop and deliver environmentally sound
technologies and services for the mining and metallurgical
industries. The company's expertise is also applied in other process
industries, such as energy and fertilizer industries as well as in
industrial water treatment.
For further information please contact:
Kari Knuutila, Chief Technology Officer
tel. +358 20 529 2009, +358 40 779 9566
Eila Paatela, Vice President - Corporate Communications
tel. +358 20 529 2004, +358 400 817198
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