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Metso to Supply Fine Paper Machine to MCC Paper Yinhe in China
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Helsinki, Finland, 13 December 2007 -- Metso Paper will supply an uncoated fine paper machine to MCC Paper Yinhe Co., Ltd., in Linqing, Shandong Province, China. The start up of production is scheduled for the third quarter of 2009.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The market value of these types of fine paper production machines is approximately EUR 50 million, depending on the scope of delivery.

Metso's delivery will include a complete paper machine from headbox to reel, with related air systems. The paper machine, which will have a wire width of 5.8 m and a design speed of 1400 m/min, will produce around 200,000 metric tons of uncoated fine papers annually.

Metso’s local units in China will participate in the delivery. Metso Automation will supply a wide automation package, which includes solutions for process, machine and quality controls, runnability and condition monitoring, web inspection, web break camera systems, and analysers.

MCC Paper Yinhe is a state-owned company operating two mills in Linqing with around 6000 employees. The company was founded 1958 and joined MCC in August 2007. MCC (China Metallurgical Group Corporation) is one of the largest equipment manufacturers in China with revenues exceeding RMB 18 billion in 2006.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry, and selected other industries.


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