Press release March 1, 2012 09:00:00 AM CET

Metso to supply evaporation plant and upgrade of recovery boiler for Billerud in Sweden

Metso Corporation's press release on March 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. local time

Metso will supply a new evaporation plant and an upgrade of an existing recovery boiler for Billerud Skärblacka AB's Skärblacka mill outside Norrköping in Sweden. The goal is to strengthen the mill for the future by improving environmental performance and energy efficiency as well as to enable future company expansion. Metso's delivery will contribute to this environmentally-oriented investment. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's delivery will allow for a substantial increase in production capacity in the future. In addition, the mill's energy efficiency will be improved leading to a significant reduction in consumption of fossil oil and external biofuels.

"This investment is very important for Billerud as the mill's overall energy efficiency and environmental performance will improve significantly," says Johanna Lindén, Director, Scandinavia from Metso.

The project will go through two project phases. The first is to install the new evaporation plant and the second to upgrade the recovery boiler. The entire project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2013.The order is included in Pulp, Paper and Power's first quarter 2012 orders received.

Billerud Skärblacka AB is part of Billerud Group which is a world-leading supplier of packaging paper and packaging solutions to four industries: Food & Beverages, Industrial, Consumer & Luxury goods and Medical & Hygiene. Billerud has an annual net sales of approximately EUR 1 billion and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Peter Martinsson, Sales and Project Manager, Power business line, Metso
Tel: +46 31 50 10 47

Joachim Rydberg, Sales Manager, Power business line, Metso
Tel: +46 31 50 11 27