Metso Corporation : Metso receives repeat order for tissue production line from Syktyvkar Tissue Group, Russia

  Metso Corporation : Metso receives repeat order for tissue production line
                     from Syktyvkar Tissue Group, Russia

Metso Corporation's press release on March 15, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. local time

Metso has once again received an order for a complete tissue production line
for Syktyvkar Tissue Group in Russia. The new tissue machine will be installed
at the company's new site in Semibratovo, located some 220 km from Moscow. The
start-up of the machine is scheduled for mid 2014. The value of the order will
not be disclosed.

The order follows the previous Metso installation of an Advantage DCT 100
tissue machine in 2007 and a major tissue machine rebuild during 2012.

"We consider Metso not only to be a supplier of first-class equipment. Over
the years friendly relations have been established and we are happy that our
cooperation is going on," says Mark Reznik, Managing Partner, Syktyvkar Tissue
Group.

"We are very pleased that Syktyvkar has ordered their third consecutive major
project from us. This is proof that our way of working as partners with our
customers is rewarding for both sides," says Leif Forsberg, Senior Vice
President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Metso.

The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power first
quarter 2013 orders received. The automation package is included in
Automation's first quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information

Metso's delivery will comprise a complete high-speed tissue production line
featuring an Advantage DCT 100 HS tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo
headbox, a Metso cast iron Yankee cylinder and an Advantage AirCap Yankee
hood. Metso will also supply stock preparation equipment including an
OptiFiner conical refiner, OptiScreen cleaning and screening technology and
converting broke equipment.

In addition, Metso's scope of supply will comprise an electrification package,
pumps, agitators, instruments, a vacuum system and white water handling. The
delivery will include basic and detail engineering for the new tissue machine
and services for installation and start-up of the machine. Furthermore, Metso
will supply Metso DNA automation for process, machine and drive controls and
Metso IQ quality controls. 

The new line will have a width of 2.7 m and an operating speed of 2,000 m/min
and it will add another 30,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, napkin and
towel grades to the company's existing production.

Syktyvkar Tissue Group is today one of the best known companies on the Russian
market for tissue products with a market share of around 10 percent. Today the
company employs 385 people and produces approximately 45,000 tonnes of tissue.
Headquarters and existing production facilities of the company are located in
Syktyvkar, capital of the republic of Komi in the northwestern part of Russia

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 contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's
shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup

For further information, please contact:

Leif Forsberg, Senior Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper
business line, Metso, tel. +46 705 17 13 10

Björn Magnus, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line,
Metso, tel. +46703 17 79 83   

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