Stock Exchange release October 14, 2008 10:00:00 AM CET

Metso to deliver automation systems and upgrades to Mondi Syktyvkar in Russia

Metso Automation's Financial release on October 14, 2008 at 11.00 a.m.
                                                                 
Metso will supply several control systems and upgrades to the existing automation of Mondi Syktyvkar pulp and paper mill in Russia as a part of an extensive modernization project. The order is included in Metso Automation's Q3 orders received.
 
The delivery includes control systems for both hardwood and softwood fiber line digesters and the new white liquor production area for causticizing, condensate plant and the lime kiln. Previously delivered Metso systems, for both fiber lines and the existing causticizing plant and lime kiln, will also be upgraded in addition to extending the control system. The delivery also includes software, project management and engineering, both factory and site testing, installation supervision and start-up assistance. Metso will also deliver approximately 900 control and automated on/off valves as well as 2,400 manual valves to the project.  
 
Mondi Syktyvkar is one of the largest producers in the Russian pulp and paper industry with one board machine and three paper machines. Expectations for the modernization project include lower operating costs and improved efficiencies together with environmental benefits when it reaches full production. The project will be implemented from 2008 until 2010.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
 
 
Further information for the press, please contact:
Kristiina Aaltonen, Sales Manager, Pulp & Paper Industry, CIS, Metso Automation, tel. +358 40 765 7140
 
Juhani Rintanen, Key Account Manager, Russia, Flow Control, Metso Automation, tel. +358 40 845 3177