On Monday, November 20th, 2023, Jane Bentham, the Editorial Assistant for Global Mining Review, published an article about Freeport-McMoRan’s recent order for a tankhouse material handling solution from Metso. The value of the order exceeded €10 million and 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 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, commented on the collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan through this project,” said Rantaharju. “We are confident that our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after its modernization. The solution will combine our long-standing experience in similar equipment with modern robot technology to meet the material handling requirements of the existing tankhouse.”
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