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Metso to supply dissolving pulp line to Fujian Qingshan Paper in China

Metso will provide a new fiberline for dissolving pulp to Fujian Qingshan Paper Industry Co., Ltd. in Qingzhou city, Fujian province, China. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2012. The value of the order is over EUR 10 million.

Metso's delivery will include design and supply of the main equipment of the fiberline from cooking to bleaching. The batch cooking plant is designed according to the prehydrolysis process and TwinRoll wash presses will be used in all washing positions. The new fiberline will produce 350 air dried tonnes softwood pulp per day.

The equipment to be supplied, together with Metso´s experience and know-how of dissolving pulp, will enable Fujian Qingshan Paper to produce high quality dissolving pulp for the growing market.

Fujian Qingshan Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is a China-based company primarily engaged in manufacture and sale of paper products. In 2009, the company had 12 subsidiaries and close to 2,500 employees with a net sales of about EUR 140 million.

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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact: Peter Rummel, Area Vice President, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +46 70 653 3802, peter.rummel(at)metso.com

Lari Lammi, General Manager, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 571 6661, lari.lammi(at)metso.com