Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on March 1, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. local time
Metso and Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. are in advanced negotiations towards concluding a contract for the supply of all main pulp making technology for the 1.5 million tonnes greenfield pulp mill of Suzano Papel e Celulose, to be built in the state of Maranhão in the northeastern part of Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2013. At this point of the negotiations the value of the delivery is not disclosed.
Suzano Papel e Celulose is a forestry-based company and one of the largest vertically integrated producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. The company's main products, sold on the domestic and international markets, are eucalyptus pulp, printing and writing paper and paperboard.
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
Further information for the press, please contact:
Celso Tacla, President, Paper and Fiber Technology operations in South America, Metso, tel. + 55 41 3341 4403
Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253
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