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Metso involved in over 100 shutdowns and turnarounds around the world in various industry sectors in 2015; focus on increasing customers' productivity

Metso involved in over 100 shutdowns and turnarounds around the world in various
industry sectors in 2015; focus on increasing customers' productivity

Metso Corporation's press release on February 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EET

The 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 
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

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 
, 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 
the United States
South Korea

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.,

For further information, please contact:
Anne Hassinen, Manager, Shutdown Business Management, Flow Control, Metso, Tel.
+358 20 483 5189, Email: anne.hassinen(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation,
Tel. +358 20 484 100, Email: helena.marjaranta(at)

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