METSO TO SUPPLY BCTMP AND ROLL FINISHING

Metso Corp.  Stock Exchange Release June 24, 2004 at 10.00 a.m.

METSO TO SUPPLY BCTMP AND ROLL FINISHING LINES FOR SHANDONG HUATAI
PAPER IN CHINA

Metso Paper will supply a bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP)
line, a complete bale pulping line and a roll finishing line for
Shandong Huatai Paper Co., Ltd., China. The lines are scheduled to
start-up in December 2005 in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province.

The pulp line delivery will include chip washing, main-line refining
and screening, reject refining, pulp washing, high-consistency
bleaching and steam separation. The line will manufacture high-quality
BCTMP pulp from poplar for light-weight offset printing paper
production.

This is already the third BCTMP line order to Metso Paper from the
Shandong Province within the past 12 months.

The roll finishing line delivery includes two winders, a parent reel
cart, wrapping machine and roll handling system. The trim width of the
winders is 9.8 meters. The roll wrapping and handling systems are
designed for a capacity of 160 rolls/hour. The world's first
OptiStream roll finishing line will be supplied to the new PM 11
newsprint machine.

Shandong Huatai Paper ordered a winder and roll wrapping and handling
systems for their PM 9 from Metso Paper in 2001.

Shandong Huatai Paper's mill is located in the lower reaches of the
Yellow River and the eastern region of the North China plains. The
company has several paper machines and produces newsprint, fine paper,
special printing papers, coated board and tissue.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery
and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket 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 2003, the net sales of
Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. Metso has approximately 26,000
employees in 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki
and New York Stock Exchanges.

For further information please contact:
Håkan Dahlin, Vice President, Sales, Metso Paper, Fiber Business Line,
Tel. +46 60 16 54 07
Ilkka Tuomenoksa, Vice President, Sales, Metso Paper, Paper Business
Line,
Tel. +358 40 528 0779

Metso Corporation



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