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Metso supplies an evaporation plant to SCA Packaging Obbola in Sweden

Metso Power, a part of Metso Paper business area, will supply SCA Packaging with an evaporation plant to the company's pulp and paper mill in Obbola on the east coast of Sweden. Start-up for the evaporation plant is scheduled for the third quarter of 2009. The value of the order is approximately EUR 30 million.

The evaporation plant has the capacity to evaporate 270 tonnes of water per hour and it concentrates black liquor from pulp cooking for the recovery boiler combustion up to the dry solid content of 75%. The new evaporation plant represents the latest technology and also includes condensate cleaning and a stripper system to minimize the environmental impact.

The new evaporation plant is part of the mill's modernization project and enables the customer to save energy and reduce the maintenance cost for the evaporation system substantially.

SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company that develops, produces and markets personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. Its products are produced nearly exclusively from renewable and recyclable materials. SCA's sales totalled EUR 11.4 billion in 2007 and it has about 50,000 employees in some 50 countries.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in some 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

Further information, please contact: Kent Jacobsson, General Manager, Sales, Metso Power, tel. +46 705 848 943