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Metso makes its mark in China.

Metso Paper, Helsinki, Finland, will supply a complete LWC production line to Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co. Ltd., China. The new production line will form the core of a new greenfield paper mill to be built in Nanchang in the province of Jiangxi scheduled for start-up in the latter half of 2004. The order is valued at EUR 100 million (US$ 107 million).

Metso Paper Wuxi Co., Ltd., in China, received ISO9001 Quality Management System Standard certification in January 2003 for the aftermarket services of machinery for pulp and paper. Metso Paper Wuxi started in June 2000 as the first service technology center in China. Today, the technology center can provide a full scope of services for the upgrading and maintenance of all types of fiber and papermaking machinery. With 80 employees, the center provides back up for Metso Paper's machinery delivery.

In other Metso news: Metso Paper Come started up two machine rebuild projects in Southern Europe.

* The Testliner Machine Number 2 at Cartiera Cadidavid, Verona, Italy, began operation after rebuild in mid February. At the start-up, the machine produced 140 g/[m.sup.2] testliner at the speed of 730 meters per minute. The wire width is 3000 mm, and design speed 1000 m/min.

* The rebuild of Paper Machine Number 2 of Papelera del Torras-papel, Motril, Spain, started up producing 900 meters per minute of woodfree base paper of 51 g/[m.sup.2]. The wire width of the machine is 3650 mm, and the design speed is 1200 m/min.

Metso Paper opened a new maintenance-oriented Logistics Center in Marcia 2003 at its Rautpohja facility in Jyvaskyla, Finland. The new Logistics Center will focus primarily on spare parts and consumables. It houses 2,500 square meters of floor space designed specifically for the receiving, storage, light fabrication, packaging, and dispatching of parts. The center can address a variety of needs. Its equipment ranges from an automated warehousing system for small spare parts to 40 metric tons of lifting capacity and production capabilities for revolving objects up to two meters in diameter. The Rautpohja Logistic Center will support the growing needs of Metso's service business.

The company is celebrating its 100th OptiReel order installed on a LWC line at Kruger Wayagamack, Quebec, Canada, with start-up slated for October 2003. The first OptiReel was delivered in 1992 to UPM Kymmene's Jamsankoski Paper Machine Number 6, a SC-A paper reel with a design running speed of 1,600 meters per minute.
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Date:May 1, 2003
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