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Metso Supplies Innovative Technology for Copper Electrorefinery in the United States


Nov 20, 2023

On Monday, November 20th, Jane Bentham of the Global Mining Review published an article announcing that Freeport-McMoRan has awarded Metso a contract for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, USA. The order is valued at over €10 million and will be booked in the Minerals segment’s 4Q23 orders received.

The scope of Metso’s delivery includes Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, both based on proven designs that ensure high safety and long-term reliability. Both machines use modern robotic electrode handling to optimize layout and material handling efficiency in the existing refinery.

Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President of Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso, expressed his satisfaction with this new collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project,” he said. “We are confident that our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after the modernization. The solution will combine our long-term experience with similar equipment with modern robot technology to meet the material handling requirements of the existing tankhouse.”

This news falls under two categories: US mining news and mining equipment news.

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