Stock Exchange release June 1, 2004 08:00:50 AM CET

Metso to supply valves and analyzers for Veracel Pulp Mill project in Brazil

Metso Automation will supply valves and online analyzers for the Veracel Celulose S.A. pulp mill project in Brazil. The total value of the delivery will exceed EUR 6 million. The start-up of the mill is scheduled for mid-2005 in Eunápolis, state of Bahia.
 
Metso Automation's delivery will consist of more than one thousand automated valves for the fiber line, chemical recovery and water treatment process. Over 600 critical flow control applications will be furnished with Metso Automation's digital valve controller technology. In addition, Metso Automation will deliver online analyzers, which will be included in the controls of the fiber line delignification and pulp brightness, and in the causticizing controls of the white liquor plant.
 
Veracel Celulose is a joint venture of Stora Enso Oyj and Aracruz Celulose S.A. The new greenfield pulp mill will produce 900,000 tonnes of eucalyptus-based kraft pulp per year. The chosen technology has been specially designed for the production of high quality pulp with minimum environmental impact.
 
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 26,000 employees in 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.