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Metso Paper to rebuild tissue machine at Metsä Tissue Katrinefors mill in Sweden

Metso Paper will deliver a major rebuild of the tissue machine PM 36 of Metsä Tissue AB, Katrinefors Mill, Mariestad, Sweden. The order value is not disclosed.

The contract includes a major rebuild of the existing twin wire forming section, which will be replaced with an Advantage DCT type crescent forming section, a rebuild of the press section and a minor rebuild of the reel section. Furthermore, a state-of-the-art OptiFlo II TIS headbox is included in the delivery.

The project is handled on an installed basis, including dismantling of the existing equipment, complete installation and start-up as well as training services. In addition to the above, an Advantage energy study for existing Yankee hood & air system will be carried out as a part of the services package.

The purpose of the PM 36 rebuild is to further increase the product quality, operating speed and production capacity, as well as to reduce the energy consumption.

Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier in Europe with a 2006 turnover of EUR 800 million. The company's ten mills employ some 3400 people. Metsä Tissue is part of the Metsäliitto Group.

For more information, please contact:

Magnus U Eriksson Sales Manager, Tissue Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +46 54 171429, Mobile. +46 70 3171429 e-mail: [email protected]

Jan Erikson VP, Sales, Tissue Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +46 54 171490, Mobile. +46 70 5171490 e-mail: [email protected]