Stock Exchange release March 7, 2005 02:01:41 PM CET

Metso to supply a bulk materials handling system to Cia. Siderúrgica Nacional, Brazil

 
 
Metso Minerals will supply a bulk materials handling system to Cia. Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), a Brazilian steel producer. The value of the order is approximately EUR 47 million. The delivery will be completed in December 2006.
 
Metso Minerals will deliver a turnkey solution for iron ore unloading and loading to CSN's Sepetiba Port Terminal in Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro. The delivery includes a rotary railcar dumper and a positioner, a belt conveyor system, a screening plant, a sorting plant, and an electric system. Metso Minerals will also provide civil works, electric and mechanical erection, field tests, commissioning and start-up, as well as operational staff training.
 
The capacity of the rotary railcar dumper is 8,800 tons of iron ore per hour. The new system will improve the logistics of the terminal and will enable CSN to start iron ore export through the port, where it already has unloading facilities for coal import.
 
CSN is one of the largest steel companies in Latin America with an annual production capacity of 5.5 million tons of steel. In 2004, CSN's net sales were approximately USD 3,700 million.
 
Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.