Metso Supplies Innovative Technology to Copper Electrorefinery in the US

Metso has been awarded a significant order by Freeport-McMoRan to deliver a tankhouse material handling solution for their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order value exceeding €10 million is 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 ensuring high safety and long-term reliability.

The machines utilize modern robotic electrode handling to optimize layout and material handling efficiency in the existing refinery. This project marks a significant collaboration between the two companies, demonstrating Freeport-McMoRan’s confidence in Metso’s technology to modernize their electrorefinery and enhance the overall copper production process.

Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President of Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso, expressed his pleasure at continuing the partnership with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. “We are thrilled to work with Freeport-McMoRan once again on this significant project. Our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production after modernization of their El Paso copper electrorefinery,” said Rantaharju.

This collaboration is expected to have a positive impact on the overall copper production process in the El Paso electrorefinery, further solidifying Metso’s position as a trusted provider of advanced mining solutions worldwide.

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