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Metso Corporation: Metso's wide valve offering and experience with pulp and paper processes brings major valve order for Stora Enso's mill project in Guangxi,

Metso's wide valve offering and experience with pulp and paper processes
brings major valve order for Stora Enso's mill project in Guangxi, China

Metso Corporation's press release on April 15, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EEST

Metso will supply altogether about one thousand valves for Stora Enso's
consumer board machine project in Guangxi, China. To guarantee effective
services for the new mill, Metso will also strengthen its service presence in
the Guangxi area. The consumer board machine is part of Stora Enso's
integrated mill project being implemented in two phases in China.

The value of the order is not disclosed. Part of this order is included in
Metso's first-quarter 2015 orders received and divided bookings will follow
during the remaining three quarters in 2015. Metso's deliveries will take
place during 2015, and the consumer board machine is scheduled to be
operational at the beginning of 2016.

The valve delivery contains Metso's Neles®ball valves, V-port segment valves
and triple eccentric Neldisc®butterfly valves for on-off and control
applications. The control valves are equipped with Neles®ND9000 series
intelligent valve controllers, which have the capability for advanced
performance follow-up. They also enable predictive maintenance planning

"We are pleased that Stora Enso continues to count on our expertise and that
our valve offering met their needs for the new mill. Our strengths are in
understanding the mill processes and providing the best valve solutions.
Reliable valves are crucial in maximizing pulp and paper process availability
and increasing efficiency. Our strong valve services expertise will allow us
to provide the needed predictive and preventative maintenance activities that
our customers need and deserve," states Hangpheng Tan, Vice President, Sales
and Service, Flow Control, China.

Metso and Stora Enso have a long-term relationship. Metso's valve solutions
are contributing to Stora Enso's process efficiency at several plants
globally. In China, Metso has a remarkable installed base of valve technology
in the pulp and paper industry, and the company serves all major pulp and
paper companies in the country.

Leading flow control offering and service solutions for pulp and paper

Metso has a long track record of delivering engineered performance and
reliability to the pulp and paper industry. Metso is the market leader in
control and on-off valves for pulp and paper customers globally - about 75%
of the world's pulp flows through Metso's valves. Many of the pulp and paper
industry-specific valve innovations come from Metso. They include the capping
valve for batch cooking, high-consistency valve for bleaching,
NelesACE(TM)valve for basis weight control, ceramic ball valve for erosive
applications. Additionally, Metso is one of the leading suppliers of
intelligent valve controllers.

Metso has strong pulp and paper industry expertise in valve solutions, and its
comprehensive value-added services improve customers' process efficiency.
Metso's flow control offering and services for the pulp and paper industry
focus on three main areas: solving technical and process issues, improving
business performance, and managing a business area. Today, Metso has more
than 40 valve and field device service centers worldwide.

Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located
in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.

Stora Enso in brief

Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging,
biomaterials, wood and paper. Our aim is to replace non-renewable materials
by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and
other renewable materials. We employ some 27 000 people in more than 35
countries, and our sales in 2014 were EUR 10.2 billion. Stora Enso shares are
listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In
addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) on the
International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates
industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and
solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and
profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from
mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and
controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process
knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over
90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive
logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net
sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 14,000 industry
experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

For further information, please contact

Hangpheng Tan, Vice President, Sales and Service, Flow Control, China, Metso,
tel. +86 147 8225 6382, email: hangpheng.tan(at)

Jussi Ollila, Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, Metso
Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: jussi.ollila(at)


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
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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