Metso to supply fine paper line to APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) in China
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on July 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
Metso will supply a fine paper production line to APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) Co. Ltd., to the company's mill in Xin Hui, Guangdong province, China. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the last quarter of 2011. The value of the order is not disclosed. A typical market value of this size of a production line is about EUR 80-120 million depending on the scope of the delivery. The most part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology's Q2 orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental Technology's Q2 orders received. Metso's delivery will comprise a complete production line for woodfree uncoated paper including a stock preparation system, a paper machine, two winders and an extensive automation package. The scope of supply will also include a Metso machine clothing package for the entire production line. The annual production capacity of the new 8.65-m-wide production line will be 450,000 tonnes. The paper machine design speed is 1,800 m/min. APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) Co. Ltd is part of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) which is one of the world's largest producers of bleached hardwood Kraft pulp in the world and a leading producer of sustainable fiber, pulp and paper with manufacturing operations in Indonesia and China. 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 Further information for the press, please contact: Jari Koikkalainen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 838 8950 Further information for investors, please contact: Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253 Metso Corporation Olli Vaartimo Executive Vice President and CFO Johanna Henttonen Vice President, Investor Relations Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd Media www.metso.com