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Metso Paper supplies stock preparation to Servalakshmi Paper in India

Metso Paper will supply a complete stock preparation system to Servalakshmi Paper Private Ltd. in India. The system will include a deinking line with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes as well as key technologies for paper machine broke handling and approach systems. The value of the order is not disclosed. The value of these types of orders is approximately EUR 5 –10 million, depending on the scope of delivery.

The greenfield printing and writing paper project is scheduled to start up by March 2009.

The deinking line will feature the latest deinking technology, including energy efficient OptiSlush drum pulper, OptiBright flotation cells as well as OptiScreen technology for coarse and fine screening of the pulp, and OptiFiner dispersing system. The paper machine approach system will include state-of-the-art technology: energy efficient flume-deaeration system, LobeMix thick stock mixing equipment as well as OptiScreen machine screening system.

With this recycled fiber installation Metso Paper establishes its position as the leading modern deinking technology provider for the Indian paper industry. The advantageous OptiFeed technology, on the other hand, will set up a new standard for stable and energy efficient approach systems on the Indian market.

Servalakshmi Paper Private Ltd. is a part of the Serval Industries Ltd. group of companies, based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The mill is located in the vicinity of the town of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact: Jouko Kolehmainen , Senior Vice President, Stock Preparation and Recycled Fiber, Metso Paper, tel. +358 40 838 8938

N K Jain, Vice President, Metso Paper India, tel. +91 9873251858