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Metso Supplies Innovative Technology for Copper Electrorefinery in the United States


Nov 20, 2023

Jane Bentham, an editorial assistant at Global Mining Review, published an article on Monday, 20 Nov 23. Freeport-McMoRan has awarded Metso a contract for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order value exceeding €10 million is included in the Minerals segment’s 4Q23 orders received. Metso’s scope of delivery includes Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, both based on proven design that ensures 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, stated, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan with this important project. We believe that our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization. The solution combines our long-term experience of similar equipment with modern robot technology to meet the material handling requirements of the existing tankhouse.”

The article has been tagged under mining equipment news and US mining news categories.

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