In a significant project, Freeport-McMoRan has chosen to partner with Metso to improve the efficiency and quality of copper production in their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order value exceeding €10 million includes Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, based on proven designs and modern robotic technology to optimize material handling efficiency.
Metso’s scope of delivery will combine their long-term experience of similar equipment with modern robot technology to fulfill the material handling requirements of the existing tankhouse. The solution will enable Freeport-McMoRan to increase production rates while maintaining high safety standards and long-term reliability.
“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project,” said Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso. “Our technology is designed to ensure high efficiency and quality in copper production, and we are confident that it will meet the needs of the El Paso electrorefinery after modernization.”
The partnership between Metso and Freeport-McMoRan is expected to have a positive impact on the overall copper production process in the El Paso electrorefinery. With Metso’s expertise in hydrometallurgy and Freeport-McMoRan’s commitment to modernizing their facilities, this collaboration promises to be a valuable investment for both companies.