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Metso to Supply Rotary Railcar Unloader Systems to Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd. in Australia

October 6, 2008
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. 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 systems. The systems are capable of unloading trains at a rate of 80 wagons per hour, which translates into an unloading rate of approximately 10,800 tn/hr 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 Ltd. is an Australian iron ore producer.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its more than 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. For more information, visit www.metso.com.