Metso to supply new fiber preparation line to Siempelkamp for installation at Art Progress planned MDF plant in Ukraine

HELSINKI , October 16, 2008 (press release) – Metso will supply a new fiber preparation line to Siempelkamp Group for installation at Art Progress MDF (medium density fiberboard) plant in Ukraine. Start-up is scheduled for January 2010. The value of the order is below EUR 10 million and it is included in Metso Paper's Q3 orders received.

The greenfield MDF plant will be the first in Ukraine with a continuous press and an EVO Defibrator system, designed for production of 37 tons/hour of unresinated fiber. The raw material is of 100 % pine and the end product is sanded MDF in a thickness span of 3-40 mm.

The equipment from Metso includes a debarking drum, a disc chipper, chip silos for storage of chips, a chip screen, a chip washer, a defibrator system, process automation as well as erection supervision, start-up and commissioning.

The Siempelkamp Group is an international supplier of equipment to industry in the mechanical and plant engineering, nuclear technology and foundry markets.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

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