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On Monday, November 20, 23, Jane Bentham of the Global Mining Review published an article about Freeport-McMoRan awarding Metso an order for a tankhouse material handling solution to their El Paso electrorefinery in Texas, US. The order is worth over €10 million and will be 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 design 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.

Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President of the Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso, stated, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Freeport-McMoRan on this important project. We are confident that our technology will ensure high efficiency and quality of copper production in the El Paso copper electrorefinery after modernization. The solution will combine our extensive experience with similar equipment with modern robot technology to meet the material handling needs of the existing tankhouse.”

The article falls under two categories: US mining news and mining equipment news.

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