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Metso to supply complete tissue line for Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill in China


May 29, 2013 - HELSINKI, FINLAND

Metso will supply a complete tissueproduction line for Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd inChina. The new tissue machine will be installed at the company's mill inJinggu County, Yunnan Province. The start-up of the machine is scheduledfor mid 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

With this new tissue line Yunnan Yun-Jing will be able to develop theirforest resources into valuable consumer products and add high-qualitytissue to their current product portfolio.

"This will be the most advanced tissue machine with highest capacity andproduct quality and lowest energy consumption in the Yunnan Province. Thenew tissue line will integrate tissue making to Yunnan Yun-Jing's currentbusiness and will supply high-quality tissue to the Yunnan market. We areconvinced that the new line will improve our competitiveness and supportour market expansion," says Chen Xueping, Deputy Manager, ProjectManagement, Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd.

"We are happy to support Yunnan Yun-Jing in their expansion into the tissuebusiness and are pleased that they have selected the best availabletechnology with high press dryness, focusing on low energy consumption andsustainable production," comments Zhang Kai, Sales Manager, Tissue Millsbusiness unit, Metso.

The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Powersecond quarter 2013 orders received. The automation package is included inAutomation's second quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information

Metso's delivery will comprise a complete high-speed tissue production linefeaturing an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo IITIS headbox, an Advantage ViscoNip press for improved press dryness, and aMetso special alloy cast iron Yankee cylinder with an Advantage AirCapYankee hood. Metso will also supply stock preparation equipment and MetsoDNA automation and Metso IQ quality control systems.

The delivery will also include basic engineering, installation, operatortraining and start-up services for the machine.

The new line will have a width of 2.85 m and an operating speed of 1,870m/min. It will have a yearly production of 30,000 tonnes of bathroom tissuefor the Chinese market. Raw material for the new production line will bevirgin fiber from the company's own pulp mill.

"This new tissue line order follows the increasing number of orders fromtissue producers who have found the importance of cooperating with aleading supplier such as Metso, who can provide state-of-the-arttechnology, wide expertise and long-term support," says Anders Björn,Vice President, Tissue Machines technology unit, Metso.

Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd is a leading agriculturalenterprise in Yunnan Province. The company operates in the forestry andcoal mine businesses and is the holder of one million acres of forestryland. Their 1,300 employees produce 100,000 tonnes of pulp and 90,000tonnes of coal per year.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics.Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle includingnew production lines, rebuilds and services.

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Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in theprocess industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power,and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countriescontribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customersworldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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For further information, please contact:

Anders Bjorn
Vice President
Tissue Machines technology unit, Paper business line
Metso
tel. +46 705 17 13 38

Svenerik Olsson
Vice President, China
Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line
Metso
tel. +86 139 1017 1872

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