Stock Exchange release March 23, 2006 01:00:35 PM CET

Metso to supply a rotary railcar dumper to BHP Billiton in Australia

Metso Minerals will supply a replacement twin-cell rotary railcar dumper to BHP Billiton's Nelson Point site in Port Hedland, Western Australia. The delivery will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2006. The value of the order is approximately EUR 15 million.
 
The contract includes the supply of a twin-cell rotary railcar dumper, positioning system and associated train holding devices. The system is capable of unloading 10,000 tons of iron ore per hour. The rotary railcar dumper is expected to start operation in the third quarter of 2007.
 
BHP Billiton Limited is the world's largest diversified resources company.
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.