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Metso to modernize fiberline at Sappi Gratkorn mill in Austria

Metso Paper has received an order to rebuild the existing fiberline at the Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG, Gratkorn Mill in Austria. The mill, producing fine paper mainly from spruce, is located 20 km from Graz. The start-up of the rebuilt fiberline is scheduled for April 2009.

The rebuild is part of Sappi Gratkorn’s pulp mill upgrading project to decrease the energy consumption and to lower the maintenance costs. Two older wash lines with pressure filters for washing will be replaced with one modern wash line based on TwinRoll presses.

Metso Paper's scope of delivery consists of screen room upgrade and new brown stock washing based on TwinRoll Press technology. The modernized line is designed for a daily production of 760 ODT/D (oven dry tonnes). The order also includes basic engineering as well as erection and start-up supervision.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 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: Yngve Lundahl, Regional Sales Manager, Fiber business line, Metso Paper Tel. +46 60 16 51 77, yngve.lundahl@metso.com