Fire at Valmet's mill in Ovar, Portugal

Valmet Oyj’s press release May 9, 2019 at 16:15 EET

A fire broke out at Valmet’s Ovar mill in Portugal today around 11:00 EET. Employees were evacuated and no one was seriously hurt. However, first aid was given to a few employees. Nearby houses outside the mill premises were also evacuated.

The fire has been extinguished and the evaluation of the impacts has been started.

Valmet produces filter fabrics at the Ovar mill and has 480 employees at the mill site.

For further information, please contact:

Antti Ylitalo, Director, External Communications, tel. +358 40 351 5049     



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Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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