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Metso to Supply Technology to Suzano Pulp Mil in Brazil
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Helsinki, Finland, 18 April 2011 -- Metso has concluded an agreement to supply all main technology for the 1.5 million metric tons greenfield pulp mill of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., to be built in the state of Maranhão in the northeastern part of Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2013.

The value of the order is not disclosed. However, a typical value of an order of this size and scope is EUR 800-900 million. About 60% of this is made up by Metso-supplied equipment and systems, which will be recorded as Metso’s new orders and consequently in net sales during the delivery period. The rest covers equipment and related services from other suppliers and partners, which also are within Metso’s responsibility but is invoiced directly from Suzano by the subcontractors. About 50% of the Metso-supplied content is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s second quarter orders received and about 50% in Energy and Environmental Technology’s second quarter orders received.

Metso’s scope of supply covers the main parts of a greenfield pulp mill, comprising wood handling, cooking plant and fiberline, pulp drying and baling, evaporation, power boiler, recovery boiler, causticizing, and lime kiln, including an integrated automation solution for all process areas. The new mill will produce 1.5 million metric tons of bleached eucalyptus market pulp per year.

Suzano Papel e Celulose is a forestry-based company and one of the largest vertically integrated producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. The company’s main products, sold on the domestic and international markets, are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper, and paperboard.

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 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

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