Fatal accident at Valmet's site in Ovar, Portugal

Valmet Oyj’s press release on January 31, 2020 at 16:30 p.m. EET


A serious workplace accident occurred at Valmet's site in Ovar, Portugal, on Friday, January 31, 2020. The accident caused fatal injuries to a Valmet employee. Valmet has initiated an incident investigation, in co-operation with the authorities.

"We are saddened about the loss of life of our employee, and our thoughts are with the deceased's family and colleagues. Investigation of the accident has been started and we’re co-operating with authorities to find out how this incident happened," says Luciano Amaral from Valmet. 

Valmet is committed to protecting the health, safety and environment (HSE) of our people, customers, partners and the communities where we operate. Valmet produces filter fabrics and other industrial textiles at the Ovar mill and has 440 employees at the mill site.


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For further information, please contact:

Luciano Amaral, General Manager, Services Fabrics Business Unit, Valmet tel. +351 256 579 500
Victoria Larsson, HSE Director, Valmet, tel. +46 766 396 699


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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