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Metso Provides Innovative Technology for Copper Electrorefinery in the United States


Nov 20, 2023

Metso has received an order from Freeport-McMoRan for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order is worth over €10 million and will be booked in the Minerals segment’s 4Q23 orders received.

As part of the scope of delivery, Metso will provide Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, both based on proven designs that prioritize safety and long-term reliability. These machines will utilize 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 on this important project. We believe our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality copper production at the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization.”

This collaboration is a significant project that showcases Freeport-McMoRan’s confidence in Metso’s ability to modernize their electrorefinery using cutting-edge technology. The improved efficiency and quality of copper production are expected to have a positive impact on the overall operations of the El Paso electrorefinery.

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