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Metso Outotec wins 2 orders for copper anode casting shops

Metso Outotec has won two orders for its Outotec anode casting shops, which are to be delivered to copper production plants in China and Bulgaria, a statement said. 
 
Yangxin Hongsheng Copper Co, which is constructing its greenfield copper smelter in Huangshi, Hubei, China, expects to start its operations in 2021. Aurubis Bulgaria’s copper production plant in Pirdop, Bulgaria, has been operating since the end of the 1950s and is a longtime customer of Metso Outotec.
 
Both anode casting shops are equipped with fully electric systems to improve maintainability, energy efficiency and safety. The shops are expected to be commissioned in 2021. Typically, the combined value for two shops of this type would be close to EUR 10 million ($11.88 million). The orders have been booked in Metso Outotec’s Q3 2020 orders received. 
 
“We are extremely pleased to have won these two important orders. Both shops will feature two casting wheels for high capacity and yield. They will also be equipped with advanced automation to ensure high availability and high casting accuracy to produce high quality anodes,” said Jari Ålgars, President, Metals business area at Metso Outotec. 
 
Metso Outotec is a global leader in anode casting technology, which is used to produce a significant proportion of the world’s copper anodes.  It has delivered more than 90 anode casting shops around the world, and its offering features all the technology and expertise required for the end-to-end copper production process and its lifetime servicing. 
 
The company is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing, metals refining and recycling industries globally. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its illustrative combined sales for 2019 were about EUR 4.2 billion.–TradeArabia News Service
 



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