Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant for district heat production to Savon Voima in Finland

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HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Metso Corporation's press release onJanuary 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time

Metso's biomass-fired heating plant delivery will increase the productionofgreen energy in line with Savon Voima's strategy

Metso will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heatproduction toSavon Voima Oyj in Leppävirta in Finland. Following the investment,themunicipality of Leppävirta will have access to more district heatgeneratedusing renewable fuels, in accordance with Savon Voima's bioenergy program.Thenew heating plant will significantly reduce the consumption of oil. Theplantwill go on stream in late 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR9million.

Metso's turnkey delivery will include process equipment and buildings aswell asinstallation and construction work. The delivery will also include Metso'sfluegas scrubber. Once completed, the plant will have a heat output of 8 MW anditwill produce hot water for the district heating network of the municipalityofLeppävirta. The plant will be fired by wood-based biomass sourcedlocally, suchas forest residue and peat.

"We chose Metso as the supplier of our new plant because we have a longhistoryof successful cooperation with Metso during previous plant deliveries, thelatest of which was the delivery of a plant of the same size to Suonenjoki. Metso's solution also offered the best overall economy," says SavonVoima'sProject Manager Hannu Lipsanen.

"We want to be a reliable partner in advancing Savon Voima's sustainableprojects that use domestic fuel. The Leppävirta project is veryimportant forus. We will supply a plant which will reduce the use of fossil fuels andprovidean energy efficient solution for district heat production," confirms TeemuKoskela, in charge of the sales of bioheat plants at Metso.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter 2012orders received.

Savon Voima Oyj is a Finnish energy company that provides and marketselectricity and heating services. With sales totalling more than EUR 211million(2011), the company is one of Finland's largest providers of energyservices.Savon Voima is also a significant employer within the energy sector, andhas astaff of approximately 170 professionals. Years of systematic investmentsinemission-free energy production have raised the proportion of bioenergy inheatgeneration to over 80 percent.

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Contact:
For further information, please contact:

Teemu Koskela
Sales Director, Bioheat business, Power business line
Metso
tel. +358 50 400 8721

Risto Juutinen
Director, Bioheat business, Power business line
Metso
tel. +358 40 590 8062

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