On Monday, November 20th, Jane Bentham of the Global Mining Review published an article about a recent order awarded to Metso by Freeport-McMoRan. The order is for a material handling solution that will be delivered to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The value of the order exceeds €10 million and has been booked in the Minerals segment’s 4Q23 orders received.
The scope of delivery for Metso includes Outotec Anode Preparation and Cathode Stripping Machines, both designed for high safety and long-term reliability. These machines utilize modern robotic electrode handling to optimize layout and material handling efficiency in the existing refinery.
Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President of Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso, expressed his pleasure with the collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. He stated that they are confident that their technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization. The solution combines Metso’s long-term experience with similar equipment and modern robot technology to fulfill the material handling requirements of the existing tankhouse.
This news falls under the categories of US mining news and mining equipment news.