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.
Yangxin Hongsheng Copper Co Ltd, which is constructing its greenfield copper smelter at Huangshi in Hubei province, China, expects to start its operations in 2021.
Aurubis Bulgaria AD’s copper production plant in Pirdop, Bulgaria, has been operating since the end of the 1950s and is a long-time 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 €10M. 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 of the Metals business area at Metso Outotec.