Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2021 Metso Outotec to supply copper solvent extraction and electrowinning technology to US
Press release September 14, 2021

Metso Outotec to supply copper solvent extraction and electrowinning technology to US

Metso Outotec Corporation press release, September 14, 2021 at 9:00 am EEST

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement with Florence Copper Inc., a subsidiary of Taseko Mines Limited, to supply copper solvent extraction and electrowinning technology for a plant to be built in Arizona. The order exceeding EUR 20 million has been booked in the Metals’ segment Q3/2021 orders received.

The Metso Outotec delivery includes the modular VSF®X solvent extraction plant and the main process equipment for the electrowinning plant.

“We are very excited to have purchased the key SX/EW process equipment from Metso Outotec, a world leader in mineral processing and hydrometallurgical technologies. The VSF®X technology is ideally suited for our Florence Copper Project, which is set to become one of the most energy-efficient and low-carbon copper producers in the world. The modular nature of the equipment will reduce construction time and allow Florence to commence copper production quicker than with other technologies available,” says Stuart McDonald, President and CEO of Taseko Mines.

“We are looking forward to working with Taseko Mines on the Florence Copper Project. The energy-efficient VSF®X solvent extraction plant, which is part of our Planet Positive product range, reduces emissions and is safe to operate. The Florence Copper Project will become an important new reference for Metso Outotec in the US copper market as a supplier of a complete production plant that uses solvent extraction and electrowinning technology for copper recovery,” says Jari Ålgars, President of the Metals business area at Metso Outotec.

Read more about solvent extraction and electrowinning technologies on our website.

Further information:

Mikko Rantaharju, VP, Hydrometallurgy, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 529 211, email: mikko.rantaharju(at)

Helena Marjaranta, VP, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 484 3212, helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso Outotec is a global frontrunner in sustainable technologies, and end-to-end solutions and services for aggregates processing, as well as minerals and metals refining. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade through climate targets certified by Science Based Targets. In 2021, we ranked eighth in the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, the company has more than 15,000 employees in over 50 countries and had net sales of approximately EUR 3.9 billion in 2020. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.,

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