Metso, a leading provider of sustainable mining solutions, has been awarded an order by Freeport-McMoRan for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order value exceeds €10 million and will be included in the Minerals segment’s 4Q23 orders received.
The scope of delivery includes Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, both based on proven designs that ensure high safety and long-term reliability. These machines use modern robotic electrode handling to optimize layout and material handling efficiency in the existing refinery.
Metso is pleased to continue its collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. “We are confident that our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after the modernization,” said Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso.
This collaboration represents a significant project that demonstrates Freeport-McMoRan’s confidence in Metso’s technology to modernize their electrorefinery. The implementation of these advanced materials handling solutions is expected to have a positive impact on the overall copper production process in the El Paso electrorefinery.