Metso to Supply a Bulk Materials Handling Solution to CBA

Metso Minerals will supply a bulk materials handling solution to CBA (Companhia Brasileira de Alumanio). The delivery will be completed within the first quarter of 2009. The value of the order is approximately EUR 12 million. The order is included in Metso's second quarter order backlog.

The order comprises two bridge reclaimers, one stacker and six belt conveyors. Additionally, the order includes electrical services, engineering, erection supervision, operator training, and start-up and commissioning services.

Metso's solution is for the expansion of the bauxite yard located in Alum­anio, State of Sao Paulo. With the expansion, CBA targets to increase its production from some 400,000 to 475,000 tons of aluminum per year.

CBA is a part of the Votorantim Group, which is one of the largest private industrial conglomerates in Latin America. It operates in the areas of hydroelectric power stations, cement factories, steel industries, aluminum refineries, and pulp and paper. CBA employs some 6,500 people.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact:

Eduardo Kubric
Executive Sales Manager
South America
Metso Minerals
tel. +55 15 2102-1636

Joao Ney Prado Colagrossi, SVP
Mining business line
South America
Metso Minerals
tel. +55 15 2102-1300

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