Press release November 29, 2013 12:00:00 PM CET

Future Valmet to supply a complete Advantage NTT tissue line to Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill

Metso Corporation's press release on November 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. local time

Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, will supply a complete Advantage NTT tissue line to Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill (ADNPM) in the United Arab Emirates. The Advantage NTT solution represents the latest state-of-the-art tissue making technology in the industry. The future Valmet has previously sold two solutions of this kind. The first Advantage NTT machine started up in Mexico earlier this year.

In addition to the tissue machine, the order includes automation solutions for machine, process and quality controls. The new line will be installed at ADNPM's tissue mill in Abu Dhabi and is planned to start up in the second quarter of 2015.

The tissue line order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power segment's third quarter 2013 orders received and the automation package in Metso's Automation segment's third quarter 2013 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"The flexibility of the Advantage NTT technology provides us the means we need to develop new products with unique qualities with either conventional or texture tissue, in order to meet the constantly changing market needs. The tailored automation solutions will enhance total performance and keep production in peak condition. This is a significant milestone for local tissue production in the UAE," says Helmut Berger, General Manger, ADNPM.

"The Advantage NTT technology provides unique flexibility as it produces both conventional tissue as well as textured products with premium-quality softness and bulk, and absorbency capability. We are delighted to see that the functionalities enabled by this technology are valued in the market and the reception has been very positive. We are very proud to support ADNPM in their expansion into the premium quality segment," says Jan Erikson,Vice President Sales, Paper business line, future Valmet.

Technical information

The delivery will comprise one complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage NTT 100 tissue machine as well as project execution services. The machine is equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood, an Advantage WetDust dust system and an Advantage SoftReel L reel. The stock preparation line consists of an OptiSlush pulper, OptiFiner conical refiners and an OptiScreen screen.

The delivery also includes an automation package with MetsoDNA machine, Drive and Process controls as well as Metso IQ Quality Controls with a Metso Scanner and Metso steam profiler. Metso consistency measurements and Neles control valves are also included.

Complete installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also part of the delivery. The supply is based on total Mill Engineering.

The new tissue line will boost ADNPM's current production capacity of 63,000 tons to 93,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new lines will be virgin fiber.

The Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill is a subsidiary of the private investment group Abu Dhabi National Industrial Projects Co. The company was established in 2001 and has two tissue machines with a capacity of approximately 63,000 tons per year. Aside from the different pulp products, ADNPM is able to run its machine with 100 percent recovered paper. The mill houses a pulp store, machine house, stock preparation facilities, tissue machines, deinking plant, warehouse and offices.

The future Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and will be reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group on 31 December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
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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 contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
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For further information, please contact:
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, future Valmet, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Johan Björn, Sales Manager, Paper business line, future Valmet, tel. +46 703 17 12