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Metso Corporation: Metso involved in over 100 shutdowns and turnarounds around the world in various industry sectors in 2015; focus on increasing customers' pr

Metso involved in over 100 shutdowns and turnarounds around the world in
various industry sectors in 2015; focus on increasing customers' productivity

Metso Corporation's press release on February 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EET

The demand for Metso's in-depth shutdown knowledge and professional services
has steadily grown over the past few years. In 2015, Metso was involved in
over 100 shutdowns and turnarounds around the world at refineries,
petrochemical, natural gas and biofuel plants as well as pulp mills.
Customers increasingly count on Metso's service expertise, capability and
scope of offering that includes tailored solutions related to shutdowns.

"A shutdown can be considered a strategic project for the plant, a way to
manage its resources. Professional planning, efficient execution and on-time
startup ensure safety as well as high plant availability and reliability
until the next planned shutdown. We are constantly developing our valve
service capabilities and service center network to increase our customers'
productivity," points out Timo Hänninen, Vice President, Flow Control
Services, Metso.

One of the recent major turnarounds in the oil and gas industry in which Metso
participated during 2015 took place at Neste's Porvoo refinery in Finland.
Metso's service solution for the turnaround consisted of valve maintenance
planning, replacement equipment, maintenance and spare parts, as well as
real-time project follow-up. In all, about 270 Metso valves were maintained
during the shutdown, providing the customer with significant improvements for
valve availability.

Good planning is key to success

Efficient shutdown execution and a smooth startup call for a well-planned
shutdown scope, actions, materials and resources, and all these are
determined through Metso's shutdown solutions. Valve maintenance planning for
a turnaround project is always preceded by close cooperation between the
customer and Metso. "It is the level of planning that determines the success
of shutdown execution," Timo Hänninen says. "Having Metso as a partner for
shutdown planning ensures the availability of the correct materials and
resources, when needed. It minimizes risks, too."

For example, Metso's preparatory work for the turnaround activities at one of
the largest oil refineries in Poland, the GRUPA LOTOS refinery in Gdansk, has
been underway for years, although the shutdown will only take place in 2017.

To ensure the plant's safe operation until the next planned shutdown, Metso's
experts carefully identify the equipment in need of upgrading, maintenance or
replacement. This not only defines the shutdown scope and activities, but
also determines the shutdown schedule and the needed resources and materials.

Equipment maintenance is carried out using Metso's original spare parts,
maintenance procedures and recommendations to guarantee the same quality,
warranty and certification that Metso offers for new products.

Global presence and long experience in valves

In 2015, Metso opened five new valve service centers and today offers flow
control services through more than 40 service centers worldwide. The service
centers strengthen Metso's position to stage, test and service large numbers
of valves to meet customers' high-volume, fast-turnaround repair and service
needs during scheduled plant shutdowns. Services are provided for Metso and
third-party field devices, including valves, actuators, smart devices and

Metso has solid experience in delivering engineered performance and
reliability to oil and gas, pulp and paper, and process industry customers
through its leading product brands Neles®and Jamesbury®, and has delivered
millions of control valves and on-off valves globally over the last 90 years.
Metso has valve technology centers and valve production facilities in
Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates,
recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our
customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase
profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and
innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems
to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad
scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about
6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of
about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than
50 countries. Expect results.,

For further information, please contact:

Anne Hassinen, Manager, Shutdown Business Management, Flow Control, Metso,
Tel. +358 20 483 5189, Email: anne.hassinen(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation,
Tel. +358 20 484 100, Email: helena.marjaranta(at)


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Metso Corporation via Globenewswire


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