Fire at the Rautpohja mill in Jyväskylä, Finland
Valmet Oyj’s press release May 7, 2022 at 2:45 p.m. EEST
A fire broke out at Valmet’s Rautpohja mill in Jyväskylä, Finland, today around 10:40 EEST. Due to the fire, evacuation of the employees was carried out. The fire injured one employee, who is receiving treatment in hospital.
Fire started at a workshop during a roll test. The extinguishing of the fire is going on.
The origin of the fire is under investigation. The full impacts of the fire to the mill site and customer deliveries will be evaluated later, once the fire has been extinguished.
For further information, please contact:
Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 558 6555
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries.
We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day.
The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.
Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.