Metso Power, a part of the Jyvaskyla, Finland-based Metso Paper business area, will expand its boiler service capacity in the United States with investments valued at approximately $15.4 million (EUR 10 million). The investment supports the service business growth and will enhance its portfolio of service offerings to the North American pulp- and-paper and power-generation markets.

Metso Power will establish a new boiler service center and expand an existing one to better serve its customers in North America. The new boiler service center will be located in Lancaster, S.C., near Charlotte, N.C., which has a high concentration of Metso Power boiler installations, as well as Metso Power’s North American office. The existing boiler service center in Fairmont, W.V., will be expanded. In total, the two centers employ about 100 people.

The investments will be completed during the second quarter of 2008.