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Metso Secures Contract for Hindalco’s E-Waste Recycling Facility in Gujarat

Hindalco Industries Ltd, the Aditya Birla Group focusing on aluminium and copper, has awarded Finland-based Metso an order for the delivery of a large integrated electronic waste recycling process to be built nearby their copper unit in Pakhajan, Gujarat. The greenfield facility, which will be the first of its kind in India, is planned to produce 50-kt of low-carbon copper annually. The facility is expected to be built and commissioned within two years.

Metso offers sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally.

Metso’s scope of delivery consists of three Kaldo furnaces, an anode furnace and an anode casting shop, gas cleaning, and supporting equipment. Metso will also deliver basic engineering for the plant. The order value was not disclosed.

“Hindalco is the world’s second largest copper rod player and India’s largest copper manufacturer. The Planet Positive process to be delivered by Metso is energy-efficient and allows high metal recoveries. It also conforms to tight emission controls with zero liquid discharge,” explained Mr. Jyrki Makkonen, Vice President, Smelting at Metso.

Metso’s Outotec eScrap solutions unlock the value of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) using Metso’s smelting, refining, hydrometallurgy, and gas-cleaning technologies. Currently, Metso is collaborating with several customers on electronic waste recycling solutions in the testing, piloting, basic engineering, and delivery phases.

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