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Metso to Supply Energy and Pulping Technology to CMPC in Chile
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Helsinki, Finland, 09 December 2009 -- Metso has received an order to deliver energy and pulping technology for CMPC Celulosa S.A., Chile. The value of CMPC's investment for Metso's technology is approximately EUR 60 million. The commercial operation is scheduled to start in 2011-2012. Most of the order is included in the Energy and Environmental Technology´s fourth quarter orders received. The pulping technology part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology´s fourth quarter orders received.

Metso´s delivery includes a new biomass-fired power boiler, a conversion of an existing recovery boiler to a biomass fired boiler, a digester rebuild, and a brown stock washing upgrade. The new power boiler and power boiler conversion will use bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology. The new power boiler will be part of CMPC’s Santa Fe pulp mill energy project for green energy generation. The rebuild of an existing recovery boiler into a biomass fuelled power boiler and a digester rebuild and brown stock washing upgrade, including the installation of the press technology, are part of the Laja mill modernization project.

CMPC Celulosa S.A. is the Pulp Business Unit of Empresas CMPC S.A., established in 1920. It is the oldest paper producing company in Chile. The company has a diversified export sales network reaching more than 200 clients in 30 countries.

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 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

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