Stock Exchange release December 16, 2004 10:03:31 AM CET

Metso to supply rotary railcar unloaders to Rizhao port in China

Metso Minerals will supply two lines of twin railcar unloading stations to the Port of Rizhao in Northeast China. Installation of the first line will be in December, 2005, and the second line in February, 2006. The value of the order is over EUR 12 million.
 
Metso Minerals' order comprises the design, equipment supply, installation and start-up assistance of the plant. Each station consists of train moving equipment and a rotary railcar dumper that rotates two railcars at once to efficiently empty the material. Each station will be capable of unloading trains at the rate of 60 cars and over 3,600 tons of coal per hour. The installation will support the movement of coal from the north of China to new power stations in the south.
 
For this project, the purchaser is the China National Heavy Machinery Corporation acting on behalf of Rizhao Luqiao Port Industry Co. Ltd. Metso supplied two corresponding systems to Rizhao Port in 1984.
 
Metso Minerals has supplied over 250 corresponding railcar dumpers all over the world, making it the world's leading supplier of these systems.
 
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 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. Metso has approximately 23,000 employees in over 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.