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Metso to Supply Fine Paper Line to China
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Helsinki, Finland, 15 July 2010 -- Metso will supply a fine paper production line to APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) Co. Ltd., for the company’s mill in Xin Hui, Guangdong Province, China. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the last quarter of 2011. The value of the order is not disclosed. A typical market value of this size of a production line is about EUR 80-120 million, depending on the scope of the delivery. Most of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s second quarter orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental Technology’s second quarter orders received.

Metso’s delivery will comprise a complete production line for woodfree uncoated paper, including a stock preparation system, a paper machine, two winders, and an extensive automation package. The scope of supply also will include a machine clothing package for the entire production line.

The annual production capacity of the new 8.65-m-wide production line will be 450,000 metric tons. The paper machine design speed is 1800 m/min.

APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) Co. Ltd is part of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), which is one of the world’s largest producers of bleached hardwood kraft pulp in the world and a leading producer of sustainable fiber, pulp, and paper, with manufacturing operations in Indonesia and China.

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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