Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2024 Metso to deliver cathode stripping machines to two copper plants in South America
Press release June 26, 2024

Metso to deliver cathode stripping machines to two copper plants in South America

Metso Corporation’s press release on June 26, 2024, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Southern Peru Copper Corporation, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, has awarded Metso an order for the delivery of state-of-the art tankhouse material handling solutions to their Ilo and Toquepala copper cathode production plants in Peru. The order value exceeds EUR 10 million and it is booked in the Minerals segment’s 2024 second-quarter orders received.

Metso’s scope of delivery includes cathode stripping machines for the Ilo electrorefinery and Toquepala electrowinning process. The machines are based on proven design to ensure high safety and long-term reliability. Both utilize modern robotic electrode handling to optimize layout and material handling efficiency in the existing processes.

“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Grupo Mexico, with which we have for a long time shared knowledge and provided equipment. At Ilo, new cathode handling technology will be implemented at the tankhouse, whereas in Toquepala, the existing stripping machine will be replaced with a new one. In both cases, Metso’s cathode stripping machines will enable stable production fulfilling the material handling requirements of both plants,” says Mikko Rantaharju, Vice President, Hydrometallurgy business line at Metso.

Metso is a leading tankhouse technology supplier for copper refineries. The offering covers key equipment based on proprietary technology, as well as basic engineering, digital solutions, and services.

Read more about Metso’s technologies for electrorefining on our website.

Further information, please contact:

Fernando Samanez, Vice President, Minerals Sales, South America, Metso, tel. +51 99758 3694, email: fernando.samanez(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. We improve our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increase their productivity, and reduce environmental risks with our product and service expertise. We are the partner for positive change. 

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 17,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2023 were about EUR 5.4 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,