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Metso to deliver Yankee dryer head insulation to Metsä Tissue

Metso will supply two Yankee dryer head insulation systems to Metsä Tissue. The systems will be installed at the company’s tissue mills in Sweden and Finland for decreasing the mills’ energy consumption. Installation of the systems will start in June 2009. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The Yankee dryer head insulation systems, including installation and start-up services, will be installed on PM 36 at the Mariestad mill in Sweden and on PM 9 at the Mänttä mill in Finland. The contract also includes an option for six additional Yankee dryer head insulation systems for the company’s mills in the Nordic countries and Europe.

Metso Yankee dryer head insulation systems have been installed on over 120 Yankee dryers since the beginning of the 1960’s. The system has proved very reliable, contributing to an energy saving of 5-8 % on an average.

Metsä Tissue is one of the leading tissue paper products suppliers to households and large-scale consumers in Europe. It has production in Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden. The company’s turnover is EUR 930 million and it employs some 3,200 people. Metsä Tissue is part of the Metsäliitto Group.

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 over 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Peter von Schalien General Sales Manager, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 171090, Mobile +46 70 3332453

Jan Erikson Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 171490, Mobile +46 70 5171490