Metso has been awarded an order by Freeport-McMoRan for the delivery of a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order value exceeding €10 million 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 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.
The collaboration between Freeport-McMoRan and Metso will significantly enhance the efficiency and quality of copper production at the El Paso electrorefinery, with a focus on modernizing the tankhouse material handling process. Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso, expressed his excitement about this project: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. Our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production after the modernization of the tankhouse material handling system.”
The project demonstrates Freeport-McMoRan’s confidence in Metso’s ability to provide innovative solutions that meet their specific needs. With its long-term experience in similar equipment and modern robot technology, Metso is well positioned to deliver a solution that meets the requirements of the existing refinery while improving overall copper production efficiency.