Metso supplies modernization of chemical recovery line to Korsnäs in Sweden


                        
Metso Corporation's company release on March 13, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

Metso will supply Korsnäs AB with a new evaporation plant and two
recovery boiler upgrades to the company's pulp mill in Gävle, Sweden.
The value of the order is more than EUR 20 million. The order is
included in Energy and Environmental Technology's Q1 orders received.

The evaporation plant has the capacity to evaporate 750 tonnes of
water per hour and it concentrates black liquor from pulp cooking for
the recovery boiler combustion up to the dry solid content of 75%.

The new evaporation plant is part of the mill's modernization project
and will replace three existing evaporation units. The new plant will
significantly increase the mill's overall energy efficiency in
addition to improving availability and environmental performance.
Start-up for the evaporation plant is scheduled for the second
quarter of 2010.

In addition, mill's two existing recovery boilers will be upgraded
for higher dry solids content from the new evaporation plant. Metso's
multi-level air system will be installed in both boilers to improve
the combustion efficiency, environmental performance and availability
of the recovery boilers. Start-up of the first recovery boiler is
scheduled for the second quarter of 2009 and the second recovery
boiler for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Korsnäs AB is one of the world's leading producers of virgin
fiber-based packaging material, primarily for consumer products.
Production and R&D are carried out at the company's two production
sites in Gävle and Frövi, Sweden. All products are made from
renewable, forestry-based raw materials.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for
mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the
pulp and paper industries. We have over 29,000 employees in more than
50 countries. www.metso.com

Further information for the press, please contact:
Anders Wernqvist, Manager, Sales, Capital Projects, Power business
line, Metso, tel. +46 315 01054
Owe Asp, Manager, Sales, Service, Power business line, Metso, tel.
+46 315 01334

Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso
Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253


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Olli Vaartimo
Executive Vice President and CFO

Kati Renvall
Vice President, Corporate Communications

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