Stock Exchange release May 6, 2003 09:34:21 AM CET

METSO TO REBUILD A PAPER MACHINE AT STORA ENSO'S NYMÖLLA MILL IN SWEDEN

 
Metso will rebuild the copy paper machine PM1 at Stora Enso Fine Paper AB's Nymölla mill in Sweden. The order is a part of the mill's rebuild with the total value of over EUR 20 million. The rebuilt line will start up in February 2004.
Metso Paper's delivery will include replacing the machine calender, modernization of the predryer and afterdryer sections, upgrading of the wire section exhaust system capacity and a new heat recovery stack for the dryer section. In addition, Metso Automation will upgrade and extend the mill's automation and control systems.
The rebuilt targets to improve the quality of the copy paper and the overall runnability of the paper machine. After the rebuild, the machine can also produce color copy papers.
Stora Enso's Nymölla mill is one of the leading fine paper producers in the world. The mill produces uncoated fine paper, mainly copy paper, in the basis weight range of 60-160 g/m2.
 
Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket and services. The corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 28,500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.