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Metso to upgrade stock preparation systems for CMPC Celulosa in Chile

Metso will supply an upgrade of the pulp drying line stock preparation systems to CMPC Celulosa S. A.’s Pacifico mill located in the city of Mininco, 600 kilometers south of Santiago in Chile. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso’s delivery will include Delta screens, cleaners for reject handling and particle separation, engineering, erection and start-up supervision. The upgrade will improve pulp quality and cleanliness and will decrease loss of fiber and electricity consumption at the mill.

CMPC Celulosa S. A.’s Pacifico mill has a capacity of 500,000 tonnes per year of ECF bleached softwood kraft pulp from radiata pine. The technology and control processes at the mill ensure that emissions and discharges into the environment fulfill the highest standards demanded by the international market.

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: Jukka Sämpi, Senior Sales Manager, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +358 400 590 968, jukka.sampi(at)metso.com