Stock Exchange release December 27, 2007 01:00:00 PM CET

Metso to renew Shouguang Chenming's PM 5 automation in China

Metso Automation will supply an automation solution to Shouguang Chenming Art Paper's PM 5 coated art paper production line in the city of Shouguang in China's Shandong Province. The value of the automation order is close to EUR 10 million. The start-up of the line is scheduled for mid 2008.
 
The Metso Automation scope of supply includes replacement of machine controls on the paper machine and machine and process controls for the off-machine coater and the supercalender. Machine controls for the rereeler and reel carriers are also incorporated. These controls will be consolidated in a new metsoDNA control network. All cross direction (CD) and machine direction (MD) quality controls, two new paper quality scanners and a moisture profiler are also included in the supply.
 
The automation project managed by Metso Automation includes also a complete set of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic field devices with related engineering.
 
Shouguang Chenming is part of Shandong Chenming Holding Ltd. - one of China's largest paper producers with an annual production capacity of 3.5 million tonnes.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 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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For further information, please contact:
Xiangdong Zhu, Sales Director, Process Automation Systems, Metso Automation (Shanghai), tel. +86 1380 179 5775