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Metso to Supply Fine Paper Machine to China

July 6, 2009 - Metso said that it has been contracted by Chinese Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. to supply a fine paper machine to the company's greenfield pulp and paper mill in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China.

The total value of the order is approx. EUR 130 million, Metso said.

The scope of the order includes a complete paper production line for woodfree uncoated fine paper – from headbox to reel as well as two winders.

The wire width of the new machine is 11,150 mm.

Metso also said that it has come to an agreement with Zhanjiang Chenming regarding a pulp mill order, which Metso was awarded in Q3/2008 by the company, will be cancelled.

Zhanjiang Chenming is part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2008, the company's paper production capacity was over 3 million tons, turnover over EUR 2 billion and the number of employees approx. 17,000.

SOURCE: Metso




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