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Metso to supply off-machine coater main parts for Ilim Group’s Koryazhma Branch mill in Russia

Metso will supply the main components for the coated woodfree paper line’s off-machine coater at the Koryazhma Branch mill of Ilim Group in Koryazhma, Russia. The start-up of the PM 7 off-machine coater is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 20 million.

Metso’s off-machine coater will be 4-stage, 2-sides, and the delivery will include a ValSizer coating station, an OptiSoft Gloss calender, two energy efficient high-drying-capacity PowerDry Plus gas dryers and a WinDrum winder. The Metso DNA automation system will comprise quality controls, process controls and machine condition monitoring, as well as electric drive and machine controls for the coater and the winder. Metso’s supply will also include a coating color kitchen with ultrafiltration and a StreamLine C roll handling and wrapping machine, serving both the PM 7 paper machine and the coater. The PM 7 will produce uncoated and coated woodfree paper in the basis weight range of 60 to 170 g/m2.

Ilim Group is a leading Russian pulp and paper producer, headquartered in St. Petersburg. The strategic partner of Ilim Group is International Paper, a global leader in the paper and packaging industry. The total annual pulp and paper production volume of Ilim Group is more than 2.3 million tonnes. Ilim Group employs over 20,000 people.

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 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact:

Ivan Gubin, Director of Customer Relationship Management, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +7 921 999 1021, +358 40 715 1009, ivan.gubin(at)metso.com

Pekka Turtinen, Senior Sales Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 770 7649, pekka.turtinen(at)metso.com