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Metso Supplies Technology for Copper Electrorefinery in the United States


Nov 20, 2023

On Monday, November 20, 23, Jane Bentham of the Global Mining Review published an article about Freeport-McMoRan’s award of a €10 million order to Metso for a tankhouse material handling solution at their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas. The order has been booked 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 ensure high 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, stated, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. We believe that our technology will provide high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization. This solution combines our long-term experience with similar equipment and modern robot technology to meet the material handling requirements of the existing tankhouse.”

The article falls under two categories: US mining news and mining equipment news.

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