Metso Supplies Automation Solutions Worth More Than Eur 10 Million For Wisaforest Pulp Mill

Metso Automation will supply an extensive process automation and field control solution to the new recovery line at the Wisaforest kraft pulp mill in Pietarsaari, Finland. The order, with the total value of over 10 million euros, was placed by UPMKymmene Oy and Wisapower Oy. The new recovery line is expected to start the production in spring 2004.

The delivery will include the automation and information management systems for the new recovery line as well as a quality management system, process optimization controls and valves. Metso Automation will also supply an extensive automation solution upgrade and extension for the existing fiber line.

The order is a part of UPMKymmene's large investment project at the Wisaforest Pietarsaari plant. With the new recovery line, the plant's annual production capacity will increase from 620,000 tonnes to 800,000 tons.

Metso Corporation (NYSE:MX) is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as knowhow and aftermarket and services. The corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2001, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 30,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

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