Metso has been awarded a major order by Freeport-McMoRan for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order, valued at over €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. Both machines utilize modern robotic electrode handling to optimize layout and material handling efficiency in the existing refinery.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan on this significant project,” said Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso. “Our technology will help ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization. By combining our long-term experience with modern robot technology, we can fulfill the material handling requirements of the existing tankhouse.”
The collaboration between Freeport-McMoRan and Metso is expected to have a positive impact on the overall copper production process in the El Paso electrorefinery. With an order value exceeding €10 million, this project demonstrates Freeport-McMoRan’s confidence in Metso’s technology to modernize their electrorefinery.