On Monday, November 20, 23, Jane Bentham of Global Mining Review published an article about Freeport-McMoRan awarding Metso an order for a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order, worth over €10 million, is 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 design ensuring high safety and long-term reliability. Both 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 satisfaction with the collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. He stated that he is confident that their technology will 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 of similar equipment with modern robot technology to fulfill the material handling requirement of the existing tankhouse.
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