Hitt og þetta 12. apríl 2006

Metso supplies equipment to Pfleiderer's fiberboard line in Poland

Metso Panelboard will supply equipment for Pfleiderer MDF Sp.z.o.o.'s medium-density fiberboard line in Grajewo, Poland. The new MDF line is scheduled for start-up in mid 2007. The value of the order is EUR 20 million, and it is included in Metso Panelboard's first quarter orderbook.

The delivery will consist of Metso's wood handling system, a fiber preparation system with the capacity of 28 tons per hour, equipment for chip washing, resin and wax preparation, 2-stage drying and sifting, and a turnkey energy plant of 66 MW firing capacity. The energy plant is designed to supply also building heating for the existing particleboard line. In addition, Metso will supervise the installation and start-up.

The German-based Pfleiderer is a global producer of particleboard for the furniture industry. Currently the company has 11 plants in Europe and 8 plants in North America. Pfleiderer's plant in Grajewo is one of the biggest producers of furniture boards and veneers in Poland.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 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

For further information, please contact:

Stefan Mikaelsson, Vice President and General Manager, Press and Energy Division, Metso Panelboard, tel. +49 511 58979 117 Paul-Erik Toivo, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Metso Panelboard, tel. +358 40 821 3737 Tuula Schreurs, Financial Communicator, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 204 84 3211