Metso Corporation : Metso to supply pulp drying line to Hyogo Pulp in Japan

 Metso Corporation : Metso to supply pulp drying line to Hyogo Pulp in Japan

Metso Corporation's press release on February 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time

Metso will supply Hyogo Pulp Industries, Ltd. with a pulp drying line for its
mill in Tanigawa, Japan. The start-up of the line is planned for the last
quarter of 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's scope of supply includes a pulp drying line excluding the building and
civil works. The main parts of the delivery are a wet end, a pulp dryer, a
cutter layboy and a baling line.

"Metso received the order from Hyogo Pulp as Metso's solution best matched
Hyogo Pulp's requirements in terms of easy adjustability for different
grades," says Antti Suoknuuti, Vice President, Sales, Fiber business line,
Metso.

Hyogo Pulp has been shifting from market pulp production with wet lap machine
for domestic supply into exporting pulp to China, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast
Asia and therefore Hyogo Pulp need to change to production of fully dried
pulp. The capacity of the new pulp drying line will be 770 air dried tons per
day and the width at the cutter layboy 3.9 meters.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter 2012
orders received.

Hyogo Pulp Industries, Ltd. is a family-owned company, founded in 1955. It is
located in Tanba city, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. The company is the only
producer of various types of unbleached kraft market pulp in Japan and
leading the unbleached kraft pulp market in East Asia. The company's annual
capacity is 200,000 tons and the number of employees is 140. The company also
provides biomass energy to a regional energy company.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our
offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new
production lines, rebuilds and services.

www.metso.com/pulpandpaper, www.metso.com/power,
www.twitter.com/MetsoPulpPaper

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the
process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Antti Suoknuuti, Vice President, Sales, Fiber business line, Metso, tel. +358
40 5431 749

Michio Imai, President, Metso Paper Japan Co., Ltd., Pulp, Paper and Power,
Metso, tel. + 81 90 78201216

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