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Metso's Kaldo L Furnace for smelting and converting metals Metso’s Kaldo L Furnace for smelting and converting primary and secondary materials. (PHOTO: Metso)

Hindalco Industries, an aluminium and copper producer that operates as part of the Aditya Birla Group, has selected Metso to deliver a new integrated waste recycling process, which will be built nearby their Birla copper unit in Pakhajan, in the State of Gujarat in India.

The greenfield facility, which is expected to be capable of processing various primary and secondary raw materials such as concentrates, copper scrap, e-waste, and precious metals anode slimes, will be “the first of its kind in India” and will produce around 50 kt of low-carbon copper annually.  

While the value of the order was not disclosed, Metso’s scope of delivery consists of three KaldoTM furnaces, an anode furnace and an anode casting shop, gas cleaning, and supporting equipment. 

With the manufacturer also set to deliver basic engineering for the plant, the new facility is expected to be built and commissioned within two years. 

Jyrki Makkonen, Vice President of Smelting at Metso, said: “We are excited and honored to have been trusted with this order. 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.” 

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