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Metso to supply cooking plant rebuild and brown stock washing and screening plants to BillerudKorsnas in Sweden

June 24, 2013 - HELSINKI, FINLAND

Metso will supply BillerudKorsnäswith a cooking plant rebuild, a brown stock washing plant and a screeningplant for its mill in Gruvön, Sweden. The start-up of the rebuiltcooking plant and brown stock washing plant is planned for May 2014 andthat of the screening plant for May 2015. The value of the order will notbe disclosed.

"The rebuilt cooking plant together with the new brown stock washing plantwill more efficiently utilize the wood raw material and lower the chemicalconsumption in the pulping process. In addition the cooking plant rebuildand the new screening plant will substantially lower the energy consumptionwithin the process area," says Alf Sondell, Production Manager atBillerudKorsnäs, Gruvön mill.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013orders received.

Technical information

Metso's scope of supply will include a rebuild of the existing cookingplant to feature a CompactCooking G2 digester. The delivery will alsocomprise a new ImpBin chip impregnation system, a new pressure diffuser anda screening plant.

BillerudKorsnäs was formed in 2012 and it has eight productionfacilities and sales offices in ten countries with about 4,400 employees.The Gruvön mill in Sweden has a production capacity of 685,000tons/year and it produces kraft paper, sack paper, container board(fluting, liner), liquid carton board, cupstock and market pulp.

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.

As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve itscustomers with an even more focused and competitive approach as anindependent, listed company, Valmet Corporation*.

*Pending Metso EGM approval.,,

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:

Patrik Lidback
Sales Manager
Fiber business line, Metso
tel. +46 70 715 47 23

Hans Olsson
Vice President, Sales, Fiber business line, Metso
tel. +46 70 683 66 19


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