Press release September 26, 2012 08:30:00 AM CET

Metso to relocate and rebuild paper machine for Chinese Shandong Chenming Paper for increased production

Metso Corporation's press release on September 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. local time

Metso will supply Chenming Jilin, part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd., with the relocation and rebuild of a paper machine for the company's new mill site in Jilin Province, China. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A typical market value of this type of a relocation and rebuild project ranges from EUR 10 to 20 million.

"The main target of the project is to increase production by improving the efficiency of the paper making line and by increasing the drying capacity of the paper machine," says Metso's Sales Manager Jukka Vuorela.

A paper machine of Chenming Jilin will be relocated within Jilin City from the current mill site to the company's new mill site. Metso will supervise the dismantling and packing of the paper machine line and supervise the installation and start-up of the relocated equipment. Metso's delivery will also include a rebuild of the relocated PM 12. The start-up of the relocated and rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2013.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power third quarter 2012 orders received.

Technical information

The paper machine to be relocated is the 6.95-m-wide (wire) PM 12 paper machine. The modernization will include forming and drying section modifications and a press section rebuild with a new SymBelt shoe press. Originally the PM 12 produces coated wood-containing LWC (light weight coated) paper grades and after the rebuild the target is to also produce other new paper grades.

Chenming Jilin is part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2010, the company's paper production capacity was over 4 million tonnes, turnover over EUR 2 billion and the number of employees approx. 17,000.

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For further information, please contact:

Petri Paukkunen, Vice President, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Metso, tel. +358 40 744 8182

Jukka Vuorela, Sales Manager, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Metso, tel. +358 40 588 2177