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Metso to rebuild two paper machines for Shandong Chenming Paper in China

Metso will supply two fine paper machine rebuilds for Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited’s subsidiary mills in China. The total value of the orders is approximately EUR 10 million. The orders are a continuation to Metso’s earlier deliveries to Shandong Chenming Paper.

Metso’s delivery to Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper’s PM 1 in Wuhan, Hubei province will include a ValSizer film size press, a TurnFloat air dryer and an upgrade of the after-dryer section. A rebuild of the press section with a SymBelt shoe press and an upgrade at the BCTMP (bleached chemithermomechanical pulp) plant will be supplied to Shouguang Chenming Art Paper’s PM 5 in Shouguang, Shandong province. The rebuilt Wuhan PM 1 is scheduled to start up late 2010, the rebuilt Shouguang PM 5 in 2011.

Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Co., Ltd. and Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd. are subsidiaries of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2008, the company’s paper production capacity was over 3 million tons, turnover over EUR 2.0 billion and the number of employees 17,000.

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 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Mikko Osara, General Manager, Rebuild sales, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 841 8804