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Metso Supplies Innovative Technology for Copper Electrorefinery in the United States


Nov 20, 2023

On Monday, November 23rd, 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 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 designs that prioritize safety and long-term reliability. These machines 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, expressed his pleasure with this collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. He stated that they were confident that their technology would ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization. The solution will combine Metso’s long-term experience with similar equipment and 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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