Stock Exchange release December 18, 2006 01:30:22 PM CET

Metso to supply crushing equipment to Agregados del Caribe in Honduras

Metso Minerals will supply crushing equipment to Agregados del Caribe for its S. Pedro Sula quarry in Honduras. The delivery will be completed by January 2008. The value of the order is approximately EUR 9 million.
 
The order comprises a complete crushing, screening and classifying plant, consisting of a primary jaw crusher, six cone crushers, three screens, sand treatment and classification units, a water clarifier, a belt conveyor of over 1 km, supporting structures, as well as electrification and automation packages. The order also includes engineering, erection and commissioning services.
 
This new plant will be installed in the S. Pedro Sula quarry situated near the city of Puerto Cortes in Honduras and will almost exclusively serve the US market. Once fully operational, the plant is capable of producing 1000 mtph of aggregates, and the estimated annual production is 3 million tonnes.
 
Agregados del Caribe is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Aggregates.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 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.
www.metso.com
 
For further information, please contact:
Luís Santos, Senior Vice President, Crushing and Screening Business Line, Metso Minerals,
tel: +351 91 721 6860
Jack Marmet, Vice President, Global Systems, Metso Minerals, tel: +33 3 8539 6300