Stock Exchange release February 2, 2007 02:11:32 PM CET

Metso to supply thermo-mechanical pulping line to Holmen Paper, Sweden

Metso Paper will supply a new, energy-efficient thermo-mechanical pulping line to Holmen Paper's Braviken mill in Sweden. The new line is to be commissioned in the spring of 2008. The value of the order is more than EUR 10 million. The order is included in the first quarter order backlog of 2007.
 
The investment will lead to improved quality, lower energy consumption, increased heat recovery and greater pulp production. The delivery involves refining and process equipment, and pulp washing with a press. The new line, which will have a capacity of 780 tonnes/day, will replace a line from 1977.
 
The Braviken mill produces newsprint and telephone directory paper. Braviken is part of Holmen Paper.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 25,000 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:
Ulf Sjöström, Senior Sales Manager, Mechanical Pulping, Metso Paper, tel. +46 60-165000
Ulf Hellberg, Senior Vice President, Mechanical Pulping, Metso Paper, tel. +46 60-165000