Stock Exchange release July 10, 2009 10:32:37 AM CET

Metso to supply coated fine paper line to Shandong Huatai Paper in China

Metso Corporation's company release on July 10, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
Metso will supply a coated fine paper production line to Shandong Huatai Paper Co. Ltd, member of Huatai Group, in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province, China. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 170 million.
Metso's delivery will include a complete paper machine from headbox to reel, with related air systems and auxiliaries, and finishing systems. The comprehensive Metso automation system package will comprise process, machine and quality controls, profilers, web inspection system, condition and runnability monitoring, and analyzers.
The new 8.1-m-wide PM 8 will produce close to 500,000 tonnes of coated and uncoated fine papers annually. The paper machine design speed is 1,800 m/min and the coater design speed is 2,000 m/min.
The Shandong Huatai mill is located in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province. Huatai Group has three production bases with an annual capacity of 1.6 million tonnes. 
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries.
Further information for the press, please contact:
Teuvo Viitala, Senior Vice President, Paper Finishing, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 548 8090
Further information for investors, please contact:
Marja Kortesalo, Investor Relations Manager, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3211
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