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Metso to supply another fine paper line to Shandong Chenming company in China

Metso has signed a contract with the Chinese Shouguang MeiLun Paper Co., Ltd., for the supply of a large coated fine paper production line to the company’s mill in Shouguang, Shandong province, China. Shouguang MeiLun Paper is part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. The total value of the order is approx. EUR 150 million. Metso estimates to book the order in the Q3 order backlog once the contractual downpayment has been received.

The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. The delivery will include a complete OptiConcept paper making line for high quality coated woodfree paper from headbox to reel as well as two winders. The wire width of the paper machine is 11,150 mm.

In July 2009 Metso signed a contract for the supply of a fine paper production line with Shandong Chenming company’s other pulp and paper mill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China.

In 2008, Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited had a paper production capacity of over 3 million tons, a turnover of over EUR 2.0 billion and the number of employees was 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 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact: Bertel Langenskiöld, President, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso Tel. +358 400 813 860

Jari Koikkalainen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 838 8950