SOURCE: Metso Corporation

September 15, 2008 06:14 ET

Metso to supply rotary railcar unloader systems to Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd in Australia

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) -

Metso Corporation Company release on September 15, 2008 at 1.00 p.m.

Metso will supply two twin-cell rotary railcar unloader systems to Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) for its Anderson Point site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The value of the order is approximately EUR 39 million and it will be included Metso Minerals' Q3 orders received. Both deliveries will be completed in Q4, 2009.

Each unloader system consists of a train indexer, train locks and a twin-cell rotary railcar unloader. The order also comprises engineering, design and start-up assistance of the unloader systems. The unloader systems are capable of unloading trains at a rate of 80 wagons per hour each. This translates into an unloading rate of approximately 10,800 tonnes per hour per system.

Metso's solution will be used at Anderson Point to unload trains from iron ore coming from both FMG's Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines.

Fortescue Metals Group Limited is an Australian iron ore producer.

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.

Further information for press, please contact:

David Bryant, Vice President, Projects and Engineering, Mining, Metso
tel. + 61 8 9420 5873

For further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso
tel. +358 204 84 3253

Metso Corporation

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