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Valmet: Valmet to supply key technology for Sun Paper's new dissolving pulp mill in Laos

Valmet Oyj's press release on December 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will deliver key technology for a new green field dissolving pulp mill
to Sun Paper's new investment in Laos. The mill site, Muang Phin, is located
in the southern province of Savanakhet. The target is to start pulp
production during the 2ndquarter of 2018.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2016 orders received. The
value of the order is around EUR 20 million.

"This is our first international investment where we are expanding beyond
China. Laos has shown to be a good location for this mill from where we will
supply high profit dissolving to China. China is an important market for
dissolving pulp and we expect to gain higher profits from dissolving pulp
compared to kraft pulp in China," saysLiu Yanbo
, Mill Manager at Sun Paper".

"We are very pleased to start this dissolving pulp mill project together with
Sun Paper. Valmet has long experience and a wide scope of technologies in
supplying equipment and processes for the production of dissolving pulp for
various end products. Together with our customer we will create a mill
producing pure high-quality pulp," saysPasi Mäkelä
, Vice President, Pulp Mill Sales at Valmet.

Valmet has strong market position and is systematically increasing its
presence at the Asia Pacific region. All of Valmet's businesses are present
in the area and in 2015 it represented about 13% of Valmet's net sales,
excluding China that represented another 10 % of Valmet's net sales. Valmet
has 10 service points in the area and is opening a new services center in
Indonesia in 2017.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet delivery to Sun Paper's new 250 kt/year dissolving pulp mill in Laos
includes key technology for various process areas. Valmet's scope of supply
includes batch cooking with engineering package, brown stock and bleaching
presses for the fiber line, wood powder firing, belt dryer and lime kiln.
Valmet also establishes site services for all goods delivered.

The batch cooking is an ideal fit for this kind of dissolving pulp production.
In batch cooking the process can utilize raw materials with varying quality.
The wood powder firing solution provides fuel for the lime kiln solution and
reduces the need for fossil fuels. This wood power firing implementation is
first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.

About the customer Sun Paper

Sun Paper is one of the biggest private enterprises in China, the biggest high
class coated wrapping board production base and the leading enterprise of
food wrapping paper board. The business of Sun Paper covers many fields such
as papermaking, chemical industry, foreign trade, power, scientific research,
forestry and paper industry, hotel, investment, textiles, and food. The
company has more than 10,000 employees, and the annual pulp and paper
production capacity of Sun Paper is around 5.7 million tons.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:

Pasi Mäkelä, Vice President, Pulp Mill Sales, Valmet, tel. +358 40 505 4199

Zhou Zhou, Director, Sales, North China, Valmet, tel. +86 139 1018 6376

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies,
automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to
become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and
paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our
advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and
performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization
of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000
professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed
to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head
office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Source: Valmet via Globenewswire

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