Stock Exchange release January 10, 2006 12:02:33 PM CET

Metso to supply a particleboard production line to Tangshan Fortunelinn Wood Industry in China

Metso Panelboard will deliver all the main equipment for a particleboard production line to Tangshan Fortunelinn Wood Industry Co. Ltd., China. The start-up of the line is scheduled to autumn 2006. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order has been booked in the order book for the fourth quarter of 2005.
 
The delivery will include mechanical and roll screens, flake dryer, gluing, forming stations and single-opening press including press outfeed. Metso will also supply the process automation and erection supervision for the line. The market value of this type of delivery is generally about 10 MEUR.
 
The equipment, which will use round wood as raw material, will be installed at Tangshan Fortunelinn's plant in Qianxi, Hebei Province. At full operation, the annual production capacity will be 100.000 cubic meters.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2004 net sales of approximately EUR 4 billion. Its 22,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
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