Metso Secures EUR 10 Million Contract for Copper Flash Smelting Furnace Rebuild with Aurubis Bulgaria AD

Metso Secures EUR 10 Million Contract for Copper Flash Smelting Furnace Rebuild with Aurubis Bulgaria AD

(IN BRIEF) Aurubis Bulgaria AD has contracted Metso for a significant copper Flash Smelting Furnace rebuild project in Bulgaria’s Zlatitsa-Pirdop Valley, surpassing EUR 10 million in value. This collaboration marks another milestone in the longstanding partnership between the two companies, with Metso providing advanced Outotec® Cooling Elements and advisory services to enhance furnace integrity. Jyrki Makkonen, Vice President of Metso’s Smelting Business Line, emphasizes the depth of understanding fostered by this partnership, ensuring the delivery of optimal solutions tailored to Aurubis Bulgaria AD’s requirements.

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 12-Feb-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Aurubis Bulgaria AD has awarded Metso a contract for a copper Flash Smelting Furnace rebuild project located in the Zlatitsa-Pirdop Valley in Bulgaria. The value of the contract exceeds EUR 10 million, and it is booked in the Minerals segment’s first-quarter 2024 order intake.

The Outotec® Flash Smelting Furnace and related technologies were implemented at the Bulgarian primary copper smelter already in 1987; since then, various upgrades and improvements have been done at regular intervals in close cooperation between the two companies. The previous Flash Smelting Furnace rebuild was executed in 2016.

The scope of this new order includes the delivery of new, advanced Outotec® Cooling Elements and the related advisory services to support the rebuild project.

“Metso’s long and close partnership with Aurubis Bulgaria AD provides a thorough understanding between the companies and enables us to deliver the optimal furnace integrity solution to meet the customer’s needs in the best possible manner,” notes Jyrki Makkonen, Vice President, Smelting Business Line at Metso.

Read more about the Flash Smelting Process on our website.

Metso is a frontrunner in providing sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By helping our customers increase their productivity, improve their energy and water efficiency and environmental performance with our process and product expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 16,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2022 were about EUR 5.3 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Media Contact:

Lauri Aspola
Director, Smelting Market Area Sales, Metso
tel. +358 40 516 5006
email: lauri.aspola(at)

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

SOURCE: Metso Oyj


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