Metso to rebuild UPM's fine paper machine in Germany

Metso Corporation   Stock Exchange Release May 4, 2005 at  12.30 p.m.   1(1)

Metso to rebuild UPM's fine paper machine in Germany

Metso Paper will deliver a large rebuild of the fine paper machine PM 3 to the
UPM-owned Nordland Papier in Niedersachsen, Germany. The rebuild will be
completed during autumn 2006. The value of the order amounts to close to EUR 60
million.

Metso Paper's delivery will comprise a headbox, a wire section and a press
section with a shoe press. The dryer section will be modified to correspond to
the higher speed and increased production capacity. Additionally, the machine
will be equipped with an on-line calender, a reel as well as a fully automatic
winder. Metso Paper will also provide erection and start-up supervision, training
and mill engineering. Metso Automation will supply machine and process control
systems.

The target of the rebuild is to improve both product quality and production
efficiency. The PM 3 has a wire width of 7,050 mm and it is dimensioned for a
capacity of 1,115 tons/day.

Nordland Papier is the biggest fine paper mill in Europe. Its production capacity
is approx. 1.3 million tons of fine papers annually with four paper machines
supplied by Metso. The personnel amounts to 1,850.

UPM is one of the world's leading forest products companies. The company's
businesses focus on magazine papers, newsprint, fine and speciality papers,
converting materials and wood products.  In 2004, the company's turnover was
close to EUR 10 billion and the group employs approximately 33,400 people.

Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper
industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other
industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4
billion, and it has some 22,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's
shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

For further information, please contact:
Harri Kuosa,  Vice President, Sales, Paper Business Line, Metso Paper,
tel. +358 40 528 2047, e-mail: harri.kuosa@metso.com



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