Stock Exchange release September 13, 2007 01:00:00 PM CET

Metso supplies Södra Cell in Sweden with modernization of recausticizing and pulp drying line

Metso Paper will supply Södra Cell Värö mill in Sweden with a modernization of the recausticizing system and the pulp drying line. The purpose of the modernizations is to increase the production capacity. Both modernizations will take place in April 2008. The value of the order is approximately EUR 13 million.
 
The modernization of the recausticizing system includes a lime slaker, a lime bin, a causticizing vessel, a lime conveyor system and a centrifuge for sludge dewatering.
 
Metso Paper's product scope has expanded to comprise also a complete range of recausticizing equipment, and this is the first large recausticizing order for the company.
 
The drying line modernization includes a new shoe press, a new steam box, a new pulper and a new broke conveyor. The operating speed of the drying machine after the rebuild will be 175 m/min and the production capacity of 1,250 air dried tons per day.
 
Södra Cell, one of the four business areas of Södra Group, is among the world's leading manufacturers of paper pulp for the open market. The Värö mill is one of Södra Cell's four kraft pulp mills. It was started up in 1972 and today the production capacity is 400,000 tonnes of bleached softwood pulp per year.
 
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 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.
www.metso.com
 
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Gunnar Gullbrand, Senior Vice President, Recausticizing, Metso Paper
Tel. +46 70 594 46 31, gunnar.gullbrand@metso.com
 
Antti Suoknuuti, Vice President, Sales, Pulp Drying, Metso Paper
Tel. +358 20 482 9934, antti.suoknuuti@metso.com