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Metso delivers technology to copper electrorefinery in US

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Global Mining Review,

Freeport-McMoRan has awarded Metso an order for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US.

The order value exceeding €10 million is booked in Minerals segment’s 4Q23 orders received.

Metso’s scope of delivery includes Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, both based on proven design ensuring high safety and long-term reliability. Both machines utilise modern robotic electrode handling to optimise layout and material handling efficiency in the existing refinery.

“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan with 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 the modernisation. The solution will combine our long-term experience of similar equipment with modern robot technology to fulfil the material handling requirement of the existing tankhouse,” said Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso.

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