Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on July 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
Metso will supply a fine paper production line to APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong)
Co. Ltd., to the company's mill in Xin Hui, Guangdong province, China. The
start-up of the production line is scheduled for the last quarter of 2011. The
value of the order is not disclosed. A typical market value of this size of a
production line is about EUR 80-120 million depending on the scope of the
delivery. The most part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology's
Q2 orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental
Technology's Q2 orders received.
Metso's delivery will comprise a complete production line for woodfree uncoated
paper including a stock preparation system, a paper machine, two winders and an
extensive automation package. The scope of supply will also include a Metso
machine clothing package for the entire production line.
The annual production capacity of the new 8.65-m-wide production line will be
450,000 tonnes. The paper machine design speed is 1,800 m/min.
APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) Co. Ltd is part of Asia Pacific Resources
International Limited (APRIL) which is one of the world's largest producers of
bleached hardwood Kraft pulp in the world and a leading producer of sustainable
fiber, pulp and paper with manufacturing operations in Indonesia and China.
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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.
Further information for the press, please contact:
Jari Koikkalainen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Paper business
line, Metso, tel. +358 40 838 8950
Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel.
+358 20 484 3253
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