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Metso to supply a cooking rebuild and a pressure diffuser to Donghae Pulp, South Korea

Metso will supply a cooking plant rebuild and pressure diffuser to Donghae Pulp’s Onsan mill in Ulsan City, South Korea. The value of the order is under EUR 6 million. Start-up for the equipment is scheduled for end of October 2010.

The modernization of the cooking plant is the second stage of an expansion project of the mill, which seeks to increase annual production to more than 1400 tons of pulp per day, or about 500 000 tons per year. The mill uses mixed hardwood as raw material.

Donghae Pulp is since 2008 part of the Moorim Group, the leading paper manufacturing company in South Korea. Since its establishment in 1974, Donghae Pulp is the only hardwood pulp mill in South Korea with an annual production capacity of 425 000 tons and plays a major role by supplying approximately 20 % of bleached kraft pulp demand in South Korea.

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

For further information, please contact:

Lars Dahlqvist, SVP Chemical Pulping Metso Tel. + 46 70 606 80 90, lars.dahlqvist@metso.com