METSO TO SUPPLY RAW MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEM TO CIA. SIDERÚRGICA DE TUBARÃO,

Metso Corporation   Stock Exchange Release December 21, 2004 at 2.30 p.m. 1(1)

METSO TO SUPPLY RAW MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEM TO CIA. SIDERÚRGICA DE TUBARÃO,
BRAZIL

Metso Minerals will supply a complete raw materials handling system to Cia.
Siderúrgica de Tubarão (CST), in Espírito Santo State, Brazil. The value of the
order is approximately EUR 26 million. The delivery will be completed in June
2006.

Metso Minerals will deliver to CST's steel mill a turnkey solution including
equipment, as well as electric and dust control systems. The order comprises
feeders, screens, belt conveyors, bins and auxiliary equipment. In addition,
Metso Minerals will refurbish and fit CST's current equipment to the new system.

The new materials handling system will increase the supply of raw material (iron
ore, pellets, coal and coke) to blast furnace and coal fines injection. The
target of CST's investment is to extend the annual steel production to 7.5
millions tons.

Metso Minerals delivered a complete belt conveyor system for the first stage of
the steel mill in 1980's.

The growing demand for solutions for the steel industry in Brazil is owing to the
growth of the global steel demand mainly in United States, Japan, Europe, South
America as well as China.

The CST is one of the largest companies in Brazil in the production of steel slab
with total net sales of approximately USD 1.3 billion. CST is a part of the
Arcelor group - the world's largest steel producer.

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
23,000 employees in over 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the
Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

For further information:
João Ney Colagrossi, President, Metso Minerals South America, tel. +55 15 2102
1301 Eduardo Kubric, Sales Manager, Minerals Processing, Metso Minerals, Brazil,
tel. +55 15 2102 1636.
Eeva Mäkelä, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358  204
84 3253






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