Metso has received an order from Freeport-McMoRan for a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order value is over €10 million and will be booked in the 4Q23 orders received by the Minerals segment. The scope of delivery includes Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, both based on proven designs that ensure high safety and long-term reliability.
The machines use modern robotic electrode handling to optimize layout and material handling efficiency in the existing refinery. This project marks a significant collaboration between Metso and Freeport-McMoRan, demonstrating the confidence that Freeport-McMoRan has in Metso’s technology to modernize their electrorefinery.
Metso’s Vice President of Hydrometallurgy business line, Mikko Rantaharju, stated, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. We are confident that our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization.”
This collaboration is expected to have a positive impact on the overall copper production process in the El Paso electrorefinery.