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Metso Paper to supply thermo-mechanical pulping line to Ortviken paper mill in Sweden

Metso Paper will supply a new, energy efficient thermo-mechanical pulping line to SCA’s Ortviken paper mill in Sweden. The new line will have a capacity of 440 tonnes/day and is to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2009. The order is valued at more than EUR 15 million.

The investment will lead to improved quality for coated papers, lower energy consumption, increased heat recovery and greater pulp production. The delivery involves primary refining, separate reject refining and new screen room, as well as erection, start-up, training and commissioning.

The Ortviken paper mill produces newsprint and light weight coated (LWC) paper. The total TMP capacity will be more than 2,500 tonnes/day. Ortviken paper mill is a part of SCA’s Forest Products business area.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact: Ulf Sjöström, Senior Sales Manager, Mechanical Pulping, Metso Paper Tel. +46 60 16 50 00, [email protected]

Ulf Hellberg, Senior Vice President, Mechanical Pulping, Metso Paper Tel. +46 60 16 50 00, [email protected]