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Metso Supplies a Recovery Boiler to Grasim Industries in India
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Helsinki, Finland, 31 January 2011 -- Metso will supply the Harihar Polyfibers unit of Grasim Industries Limited with a recovery boiler to replace the two existing recovery boilers at the rayon grade pulp mill located in Kumarapatnam, Karnataka state, India. Start-up of the boiler is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order is included in Energy and Environmental Technology’s fourth quarter 2010 orders received.

Metso’s delivery includes the main equipment and piping and standard equipment for the recovery boiler, as well as field instruments.

The new recovery boiler will improve steam generation and help lower operating and maintenance costs over the mill’s two present bidrum recovery boilers.
Metso’s Power business line established its operation in India in 2008, and since then the business operation has scaled up as a regional center to cater to the regional market. In 2009 India was the Metso Group’s 11th largest country in terms of orders received (EUR 117 million). India also was 12th largest country in terms of Metso Group’s net sales (EUR 131 million). The Metso Group has about 700 employees in India.

Grasim Industries Limited, part of Aditya Birla Group, is the largest exporter of viscose rayon fiber (VSF) in India, with an aggregate capacity of 333,975 tons/year. The Harihar Polyfibers unit houses facility for manufacture of both VSF and rayon grade pulp, the basic raw material for VSF.

Metso (www.metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling, and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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