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Metso to supply two tissue lines to Shanghai Orient Champion Paper, China

Metso will supply two complete tissue production lines to Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China. One of the lines will feature an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine and the other an Advantage DCT 135+ machine, with a joint capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year. The first line is scheduled to start up in the second quarter of 2011 and the second in the fourth quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The combined market value of two tissue production lines of this type is about EUR 15-25 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise two complete tissue production lines, featuring one Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine and one Advantage DCT 135+ tissue machine, with stock preparation systems and auxiliaries. Each of the machines will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system for enhanced working environment and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The stock preparation systems will comprise OptiSlush pulpers, OptiFiner conical refiners and deflakers and OptiScreen machine screens. Furthermore, both machines will be delivered with a comprehensive Metso automation package that includes metsoDNA machine, process and integrated drive controls, as well as a PaperIQ Select quality control system with an IQFiber non-nuclear sensor, and an IQSteamPro steam box for energy saving and moisture profile control.

Both production lines will be installed at Shanghai Orient Champion Paper’s paper making facility in Jinshan outside Shanghai. After the installation of the two lines the total capacity at the mill will double from 70,000 to 140,000 tonnes a year. The rapidly growing Shanghai Orient Champion Paper currently operates the Jinshan mill with six smaller tissue machines and converting lines and is now prepared to grow further utilizing the latest technology.

Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Co.,Ltd. is part of the CIMIC Group which operates companies in various businesses. The CIMIC Group has operations in consumer goods, real estate, building materials, education, electronics and communications industries. Shanghai Orient Champion Paper has a sponsorship agreement with the Shanghai World EXPO, 2010, to provide tissue paper made from recycled milk packaging during the event.

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 more information, please contact:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 517 14 90 Ingmar Andersson, Vice President, Asia, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +46 705 17 13 90