Stock Exchange release August 6, 2003 12:05:16 PM CET

METSO TO REBUILD STORA ENSO NYMÖLLA MILL'S BROWN STOCK PROCESS

Metso Paper will supply new brown stock process equipment for the Stora Enso Nymölla Mill in southern Sweden. The value of the order is close to EUR 8 million. The rebuilt process is scheduled to start up in the end of January 2004.
 
Metso Paper's delivery will include three wash presses and rebuilding of the existing brown stock screening system, dismantling of the existing process equipment and erection of the new ones, piping system and start-up supervision. The daily design capacity of the pulping line is 720 tonnes fully bleached magnefite sulphite pulp.
 
Stora Enso's Nymöllä 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 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.