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Metso Supplies Modernization to Korsnäs in Sweden
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Helsinki, Finland, 13 March 2009 -- Metso will supply Korsnäs AB with a new evaporation plant and two recovery boiler upgrades to the company’s pulp mill in Gävle, Sweden. The value of the order is more than EUR 20 million. The order is included in Metso Energy and Environmental Technology’s first quarter orders received.

The evaporation plant has the capacity to evaporate 750 metric tons of water per hour and it concentrates black liquor from pulp cooking for the recovery boiler combustion up to the dry solid content of 75%. The new evaporation plant is part of the mill’s modernization project and will replace three existing evaporation units. The new plant will significantly increase the mill's overall energy efficiency in addition to improving availability and environmental performance. Start-up for the evaporation plant is scheduled for the second quarter of 2010.

In addition, the mill’s two existing recovery boilers will be upgraded for higher dry solids content from the new evaporation plant. Metso's multi-level air system will be installed in both boilers to improve the combustion efficiency, environmental performance, and availability of the recovery boilers. Start-up of the first recovery boiler is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009 and the second recovery boiler for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Korsnäs AB is one of the world’s leading producers of virgin fiber-based packaging material, primarily for consumer products. Production and R&D are carried out at the company’s two production sites in Gävle and Frövi, Sweden. All products are made from renewable, forestry-based raw materials.

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 more than 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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