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Metso Supplies Pulp Mill Equipment For Celbi in Portugal

May 23, 2007

HELSINKI, Finland, May 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Metso Paper will supply Celulose Beira Industrial (Celbi) S.A. with a new recovery boiler, a new evaporation plant and a cooking plant modernization to Celbi’s Figueira da Foz pulp mill in Portugal. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2009. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 130 million.

The new recovery boiler and the new 7-effect evaporation plant, which will be delivered by Metso Paper’s Power business line, are rated at 2,400 tons of dry solids per day and 590 tons of evaporated water per hour. Metso Paper’s Fiber business line will deliver a capacity upgrade and modernization of the existing cooking and brown stock washing plant.

The equipment is part of Celbi’s pulp mill expansion project to increase the pulp production capacity from 305,000 to 550,000 tons per year.

Celbi Pulp Mill, part of the Altri Group, produces high quality short-fiber eucalyptus pulp. Celbi’s pulp is suitable for the production of printing, writing and specialty papers, and tissue. The mill obtains half of its fiber raw material from its own plantations.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

Further information for the press, please contact:

    Kai Maenpaa, Vice President, Capital projects,   Metso Power   +358 40 556 5666    Gunnar Gullbrand, General Manager  Metso Fiber Karlstad AB  Metso Paper  +46 54 194600 

Further information for investors, please contact:

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    Metso Corporation  Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations  +358 20 484 3253 



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