September 16, 2008

Metso Supplies Power Boiler for Green Electricity Production in France

Metso Corporation Company release on September 16, 2008 at 10.30 a.m.

Metso will supply Dalkia France SCA with a biomass-fired power boiler to their new combined heat and power (CHP) plant located at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Facture on the south-west coast of France. Start-up of the power plant is scheduled for the fall of 2010.The value of the order is over EUR 60 million and it will be included in Metso Paper's Q3 orders received.

Metso Power will supply for the power plant a power boiler (124 MWth) which will utilize bubbling fluidized bed technology and will burn biomass, like bark and forest residues to produce electricity to the national grid and steam for the paper mill.

As a part of this delivery Metso will also supply the external fuel handling for the boiler, flue gas cleaning system and plant's automation and information management system.

The Facture plant investment is the largest project in France's national green energy program.

Dalkia is Europe's leading provider of energy management services, and its renewable energy solutions burn one million tons of biomass per year. With nearly 55,000 employees in 38 countries, Dalkia has generated net sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2007.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

 Further information for the press, please contact: Kari Remes General Manager, Sales Metso Power tel. +358 40 709 2015 Further information for investors, please contact: Johanna Sintonen Vice President, Investor Relations Metso Corporation tel. +358 20 484 3253 Metso Corporation Olli Vaartimo Executive Vice President and CFO Kati Renvall Vice President, Corporate Communications Distribution: OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki Media 

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SOURCE: Metso Corporation