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On December 22, 2017, President of the United States signed tax reform legislation which includes, among other things, a reduction in the USA federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent from the beginning of the tax year 2018.

metso logo new oneThe change will have a favorable impact on Metso's effective tax rate going forward. In the financial year 2017, the change will reduce Metso's deferred tax asset. According to a preliminary analysis, Metso estimates to report a reduction in deferred tax asset of approximately EUR 10 million in Q4 2017 and a corresponding deferred tax expense in the income statement.

The change in the deferred tax asset does not have any cash flow effect. Additionally, the change does not impact the time frame when the deferred tax asset is expected to be utilized.

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 6,000 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

 Jarno Siivola, Vice President, Tax, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 50 468 1856

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Metso's President and CEO Nico Delvaux has decided to resign and assume the position of President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY AB. He will leave his duties in Metso on June 18, 2018, at the latest.

metso logo new one"The Board of Directors is obviously disappointed that Nico has decided to leave Metso. However, the business plans and organizational changes that have been decided during the fall have the Board's full support and everybody in Metso will focus on executing these plans going forward. The Board will initiate a search for a new President and CEO," says Mikael Lilius, Chairman of Metso's Board of Directors.

"I was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I could not turn down," says Nico Delvaux. "I have enjoyed my time at Metso and I'm grateful for the Board and all the Metso people for the opportunity to work with them over the past months. Based on my experience, I'm confident that Metso has significant potential to drive profitable growth in line with its strategy."

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 6,000 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland, and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

Further information, please contact:

Mikael Lilius, Chairman of the Board of Directors, tel. +358 20 484 3001

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Metso is expanding the coverage of its flow control solutions with a distribution agreement with the Croatia-based company Eco Consult d.o.o. The agreement was signed in 2017, and orders have already been placed for refinery and geothermal projects.

The company operates particularly in Eastern Europe and already has a 13-year history of cooperation with Metso.

"We are excited to take our cooperation to the next level. Sustainability is the key for us, and Metso's high-quality, proven valve solutions are a match for us and our customers. As a distributor, we can now provide an impressive range of Metso valves combined with our knowledge and extensive experience of them," says Goran Pavlovic, CEO of Eco Consult.

Eco Consult has a strong presence in the power, oil and gas industries, and it also serves e.g. other process industries, energy projects and steel production.

"This agreement allows us to extend the availability of our solutions vastly in Europe and provide comprehensive solutions to customers as an addition to our local services," says Robert Prinz, Director for Central and Eastern Europe of Flow Control at Metso.

2017 10 04 071619Metso's wide product scope for demanding conditions include Neles® linear globe valve (left), Neles® R-series V-port segment valve (middle) and Neles® Neldisc high performance triple eccentric disc valve (right).

First orders received

The first order for control valves, received in Q1, was for a refinery expansion project in Russia. Eco Consult was able to offer Metso's comprehensive variety of valves, resulting in a one-stop-shop solution that saved time and resources for the customer. The order included Neles® globe and segment valves, all with Metso's actuator and ND positioner. Metso's Neles® standard and severe service globe valves are designed to operate at extreme pressures and temperatures.

The second order was received in Q2 for a geothermal project in Croatia for Neles® control valves, all in a high-alloy material that ensures corrosion resistance and very high mechanical strength.

The valves in a geothermal power plant must endure demanding process conditions, such as high pressure differences, flashing and silica scaling, and they must meet all safety requirements. Today, Metso has the widest product scope with an extensive pressure rating for the wellhead phase in the process.

Distribution channel expansion calls for recognized partners    

Developing the distribution channel globally is one of the most important strategic growth initiatives of Metso's Flow Control business. By partnering with the top distributors, Metso improves its presence in the traditional core areas, as well as in new markets, to serve its customers better.

Eco Consult d.o.o. is an international company, based in Croatia with a goal of designing, implementing and operating sustainable, energy efficient solutions. www.ecoconsult.hr  

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 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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Metso has received recognition for promoting safety at the worksites of Codelco and Anglo American in Chile. Metso has been able to improve the safety of operations at both sites by developing and implementing innovative safety enhancements. The award from Codelco and the written testimonial from Anglo American were received at customer-hosted events. 

metso logo new oneA mobile application tool developed by Metso is used by the health, safety, environment and quality personnel at the Codelco worksite. By utilizing a pre-formatted checklist, it evaluates the various conditions that must be controlled in field supervision, such as the application of risk control sheets and training of personnel involved. All this yields a supervision performance result to ensure proper implementation of controls and application of preventive measures. 

Similarly, Metso's commitment to the goal of zero incidents has been recognized by Anglo American, specifically the implementation of job risk assessment procedures that enable operational continuity in the plants, a task always focused on critical controls.

"We encourage other companies in the industry to follow the example set by Metso and implement similar initiatives to improve the safety of their operations," says Hernán Cabello, Superintendent, Gabriela Mistral, Codelco.

"We are honored to receive these recognitions. For us at Metso, it is important to engage everyone in initiatives that improve safety. The highest safety standards are shared across Metso and we are committed to keeping it as our top priority in the future as well," says Aldo Cermenati, Senior Vice President, Pacific Rim market area.

Metso is committed to safety

Health, safety and environmental matters are top priorities for Metso, and prioritizing the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and partners is fundamental to everyone at Metso. Therefore, all Metso employees actively participate in eliminating safety risks. Also, partners and subcontractors are required to take care of occupational health and safety within their operations.

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 6,000 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki, Finland, and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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Metso has signed a distribution agreement for its valve products with Process Control Equipment, PCE, to cover UK, Benelux and Spain. Under the non-exclusive agreement, PCE will add to its current portfolio of Metso's Neles and Jamesbury product families for all process industries in all countries. PCE has been distributing Metso's Jamesbury valves in the UK since 2012.

"The new agreement brings benefits for Metso's customers in UK, Benelux and Spain to ensure better availability and service support for them. The expansion of distributors in these countries will bring additional value, including more local support, local inventories, and faster deliveries of our products," states Kyle Rayhill, Director of Global Distribution, Flow Control, Metso.

Metso Neles globe valve with Neles NDX intelligent valve controller"We are excited to expand our cooperation with Metso. Our business has seen significant growth in recent years in supplying manual and actuated valves to a wide range of clients in numerous sectors. We see that there is great synergy between our current offering and Metso's valve product range. This new partnership will help ensure that PCE and Metso continue to grow into the future," comments Richard Jackson, Managing Director of Process Control Equipment Ltd.

Distribution channel expansion calls for recognized partners    

Development of the distribution channel is one the most important strategic growth initiatives in many key markets for Metso's Flow Control business. Metso has a strong direct sales organization and an extensive service network globally to serve its flow control customers. The target for distribution development is to strengthen Metso's presence in the traditional core areas and to open new markets. In North America, Metso's Flow Control business already has a well-established distribution network serving the process industries.

"We have a strong global presence and installed base, and our reliable and well-known Neles and Jamesbury valve solutions are demanded by customers. We are looking for distributors who are already recognized players in their markets, who see the specific value of our products and are willing to make the investment to promote our products. In addition, they should have the ability to carry the inventory and have proven closeness with their customers," concludes Kyle Rayhill.

Experienced in valves

Metso's extensive flow control services offering covers expert services from maintenance planning and execution to performance solutions. Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. Metso over 40 valve and field device service centers worldwide.

Metso has a solid experience in delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil & gas, pulp & paper and process industry customers through its leading product families Neles® and Jamesbury®.

About PCE

PCE is amongst the largest, independently owned stockists and distributors of valves, actuators, pipes, fittings and instrumentation in Europe. Founded and headquartered in North East England, PCE has locations in Scotland, Spain, and the Netherlands, as well as a sister company HT-PCE based in North West England. http://www.processcontrolequipment.co.uk/

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 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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 Metso Expertune PlantTriage(TM), a control loop monitoring system, oversees process control loops night and day, diagnoses and prioritizes opportunities for improvements, and pinpoints major economic paybacks.

As a tool of the digital world, PlantTriage leverages Metso's decades of expertise in automation and control valves. It gathers process data from many different control systems, and monitors of thousands of control loops.

Metso's profound understanding of smart positioners and valve position feedback systems has been incorporated into PlantTriage to meet customers' needs for improved reliability. PlantTriage has also been tested intensively in different demanding industries, including refining, chemicals, and pulp and paper.

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"PlantTriage delivers value to our customers by identifying and getting to the root causes of control system performance issues.  We have started to see that valve position feedback information is becoming more available in control systems that can communicate with smart field devices. This data permits more accurate diagnostics of valve performance issues. We have introduced several new assessments and a problem solver report related to valve positioner performance," explains Steve Obermann, Senior Product Manager, Metso.

For increased security, PlantTriage Version 13 contains several cybersecurity enhancements. JAVA-related vulnerabilities have been eliminated. Integration with Microsoft Windows Authentication allows administrators to manage network security seamlessly, according to the customer's in-house IT policies.

In addition, PlantTriage Enterprise Systems have been upgraded.  An Enterprise System provides a single view of the corporation; combining KPIs and results from individual plant sites to a central portal. In Version 13, PlantTriage Enterprise Systems provide alerts for conditions on loops and units in remote PlantTriage systems.

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 safety.

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Metso has opened a new service center specialized in process valve and field equipment solutions in Poland. The center has a key role in supporting pulp and paper, refinery and petrochemical industry customers with daily services, shutdowns and long-term maintenance programs. This investment enables Metso to continue strengthening its unique flow control service model to support its customers' businesses.

metso logo new oneMetso is responding to the growing demand for local valve expertise close to its customers by opening a service center in the city of Torun in northern Poland. Services are provided for Metso and third-party field devices, including valves, actuators and smart devices. In addition, the new center provides spare parts as well as a wide range of field support and diagnostic services.

"We continuously improve our service capability, knowledge and scope of offering to help our customers achieve outstanding long-term process performance with high reliability and safety. Our flow control service network is very unique and enables excellent service levels for our customers globally," says Timo Hänninen, Vice President, Services business line, Metso's Flow Control.

The center is ideally located close to pulp and paper, refinery and petrochemicals customers in the Central and Eastern European region. The facility houses a valve service center, office premises and warehouse to keep an inventory of the most commonly required valve package components needed for emergency and scheduled repair and maintenance services. The modern service center accommodates professional personnel who are factory certified to ensure the highest quality of work. This guarantees the capability to service a large number of valves that meet customers' high-volume, fast-turnaround repair and maintenance needs during scheduled plant shutdowns.

Metso is a trusted partner for Grupa Lotos 

Metso has had a long-term customer relationship with Grupa Lotos, one of the largest oil refineries in Poland. The Grupa Lotos and Metso cooperation dates back to 1980 when the first valves were delivered to the site. Since then, maintenance and service cooperation has extended to cover intelligent maintenance, device management and inventory optimization. Metso has close to 1,000 on-off valves and control valves at the Lotos site in Gdansk.

Metso's service professionals will play a key role in supporting the turnaround activities at the refinery in Gdansk in 2017. With the help of Metso's intelligent shutdown solution, Grupa Lotos is improving plant reliability, availability and safety as well as optimizing maintenance costs. Metso's service experts can correctly select which equipment requires adjustment or repair thanks to the remote diagnostics enabled by Metso's intelligent controllers. Grupa Lotos has also entrusted its PSA unit valve maintenance to Metso.

Metso is expanding its network worldwide

"Our customers are looking for improved support from their suppliers. Life-cycle services are recognized as a major requirement and differentiation factor between different suppliers. Metso's answer to this requirement is to build a service network that provides professionals close to customers to support them in meeting their goals. Operational reliability, availability and safety are core KPIs for our customers. Metso wants to be its customers' preferred choice, helping meet their goals with optimized costs," states Piotr Kulisz, Country Manager in Poland. 

Experienced in valves

Metso's extensive flow control services offering covers business solutions and services that optimize the use of equipment and total cost of ownership.

Metso manufactures all valves and spare parts according to international standards and quality systems. Original parts and Metso maintenance procedures guarantee the same quality and warranty that Metso offers for new products.

Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. Metso's flow control services are available from more than 40 service centers worldwide.

Metso has solid experience in delivering engineered performance and reliability to oil and gas, pulp and paper, and power 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's extensive Neles® control valve offering also includes standard and severe service globe valves, which offer reliability to most critical processes and operate at extreme pressures and temperatures. Additionally, Metso has become the leading supplier of intelligent valve controllers.

For further information, please contact:

Piotr Kulisz, Sales Manager, Metso, Poland, Tel. +48 22 381 72 42, Email: piotr.kulisz@metso.com

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metsoThe 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 pumps.

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 safety.

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.

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metso logo new oneThe Board of Directors of Metso has decided to continue the long-term share-based incentive plan for the Group's senior management, with a Performance Share Plan (PSP) as the main structure. In addition, the Board decided to continue the Restricted Share Plan (RSP) as a complementary share-based incentive structure for specific situations.

The aim of this long-term incentive plan is to align the interests of the management with those of the shareholders in order to increase the value of Metso and to commit the senior management to Metso by offering them a competitive long-term incentive plan in the company.

Performance Share Plan

The Performance Share Plan consists of annually commencing performance share plans, each with a three-year earning period. The commencement of each new plan will be subject to a separate approval by the Board. In accordance with the decision taken by the Board, PSP 2016-2018 will commence at the beginning of 2016 and potential share rewards will be delivered in the spring 2019 if the performance targets set by the Board are achieved.

The potential share reward payable under the PSP 2016-2018 is based on the total shareholder return of Metso's share during calendar years 2016-2018. The PSP 2016-2018 may include a maximum of 100 employees and will comprise a maximum of460,000reward shares (gross before the deduction of applicable payroll tax).

Restricted Share Plan

The complementary Restricted Share Plan (RSP) consists of annually commencing restricted share plans, each with a three-year vesting period after which the allocated share rewards will be delivered to the participants provided that their employment with Metso continues until the delivery date of the share rewards. The commencement of each new plan is subject to a separate approval by the Board. In accordance with the decision taken by the Board, RSP 2016 will commence at the beginning of 2016 and any potential share rewards will be delivered in the spring 2019.

The maximum number of shares that may be allocated and delivered within the RSP 2016 totals40,000shares (gross before the deduction of applicable payroll tax).

Other terms

Metso applies a share ownership recommendation policy for the members of Metso Executive Team. In accordance with this policy at least fifty per cent of the share rewards (net shares after the deduction of applicable payroll tax) received by these individuals under the above plans shall be retained until the share ownership of the individual participant in Metso amounts to his/her annual gross base salary. 

The incentive plans will have no diluting effect as no new shares will be issued in connection with them.

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 13,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

Additional Info

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:

    Merja Kamppari, Senior Vice President, HR, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3119

    Harri Nikunen, Chief Financial Officer, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3010

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Metso will supply hundreds of valves for Kotkamills Oy's mill in Kotka, Finland, where the current printing paper machine will be rebuilt to produce high-quality and environmentally friendly consumer board grades. The new production line will be commissioned in the second quarter of 2016.

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"Metso has unique knowledge and expertise in pulp and paper industry valves. Our requirements for the valves used in the machine conversion specifically target the reliability of the valves and the efficiency of the production process. The production line conversion timetable is short, so proven project know-how and good experiences were important criteria for us when we selected the valve supplier," notes Jari Mäkelä, who is in charge of the machine conversion automation and electrification at Kotkamills.

The valve order includes Metso's Neles® ball control valves, segment valves, and Neldisc® disc valves for shut-off and control applications. The control valves are equipped with Metso's ND9000 series intelligent valve controllers, which can monitor valve performance and enable the planning of preventive maintenance.

"Metso will supply a comprehensive range of valve solutions for the machine rebuild, solutions that meet the customer's needs in the best possible way. The valve solutions we have chosen for the customer's machine rebuild are easy to service and will increase the mill's competitiveness," emphasizes Janne Viljamaa, Sales Manager, Metso Flow Control Solutions.

Kotkamills Oy and Metso share a long history of collaboration, and Metso's reliable valve solutions are utilized in the production process also in the mill's current paper machine production lines.

The order was included in Metso's fourth quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed. Metso's valve deliveries will start in early 2016.

Correctly-timed maintenance services will benefit the customer

Metso continuously improves its service capability and scope of offering to help customers ensure long-term performance excellence, reliability and safety of their processes.The services for the valves and spare parts will improve the mill's availability, process performance, and risk management.

Metso's goal is also to ensure the correct timing of future maintenance needs of the valves to be installed at the mill by utilizing digital documentation of the valves and product data management.Metso can test and repair valves from a service center located close to the customer, and thus meet the customer's repair and maintenance needs during the planned mill shutdowns.

Leading flow control and service solutions for the pulp and paper industry

Metso has a long track record of increasing the pulp and paper industry's performance and reliability. The company is the global market leader in control and on-off valves for the pulp and paper industry - about 75 percent of the world's pulp flows through its valves. Metso is also one of the leading suppliers of smart valve controllers.

Metso has strong pulp and paper industry expertise, and its comprehensive value-added services improve the efficiency of customer processes. Metso's flow control offering and services for the pulp and paper industry focus on three main areas: solving technical or process issues for customers, improving business performance, and overall responsibility for an agreed area of business operations. Metso has more than 40 valve and field equipment centers around the world.

The company's valve technology centers and factories are located in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil.

Kotkamills in brief

Kotkamills is a responsible partner that delivers product innovations created from wood, a renewable raw material. Our key brands include the high-quality specialized laminating papers Absorbex® and Imprex®, the high-bulk printing paper Solaris®, and ecological wood products. In 2016, we will start the production of fully recyclable consumer board grades in Kotka. Our products are environmentally friendly, recyclable and safe to use. www.kotkamills.com

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 13,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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