Metso has been awarded a €10 million order from Freeport-McMoRan for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order is booked in the Minerals segment’s 4Q23 orders received.
The 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.
“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan with this important project,” said Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso. “We are confident that our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after the modernization.”
Metso’s long-term experience of similar equipment combined with modern robot technology will fulfill the material handling requirement of the existing tankhouse. This project further strengthens Metso’s position as a leading provider of hydrometallurgical solutions for copper production.