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Paper Machine Rebuild to Turkey from Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery

18.6.2007 VAAHTO PULP & PAPER MACHINERY, RELEASE

Paper machine rebuild to Turkey from Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery

Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received an order to rebuild a fine paper machine for Turkish Kombassan A.ª. company. Its paper machine PM2 at the Konya mill located 600 km south of Istanbul will be equipped with Vaahto HQC –dilution controlled headbox and a modern Vaahto Sizer –film sizing and coating unit. Erection supervision, training and start-up services are part of the supply. The value of the orders amounts to over 2 million euros.

The rebuilt paper machine will be started up in the 1st quarter of 2008. The PM produces high-quality fine papers at 60 – 160 g/m2. The wire width of the machine is 3.6 m and construction speed 1000 m/min. Vaahto will manufacture the main components of the headbox and sizer at its Hollola workshop in Finland.

Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery is a subsidiary of Vaahto Group, a globally operating high technology company serving process industry in the fields of pul p and paper machinery and process machinery. The private company was established in 1874 and is currently managed by the fifth generation of Vaahto family. Vaahto Group Plc Oyj’s shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

VAAHTO GROUP PLC OYJ

Antti Vaahto

CEO

Further information:

Jyrki Strengell

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery