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Fuller Industrial wins contract for Oyu Tolgoi

Fuller Industrial, a Sudbury-based company specializing in rubber lining, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to supply carbon steel, rubber lined pipe and fittings for the Ivanhoe Mining/Rio Tinto Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia.Fuller, with plants in Sudbury and Edmonton, Alberta, won the contract over several international bidders, including competitors in neighbouring China, to supply nearly six kilometres of rubber lined pipe and fittings for the massive concentrator being built in the Gobi desert. The rubber lined pipe increases the life of the pipe by providing abrasion resistance to the slurry being processed.

Chinese pipe will be shipped to Sudbury for processing and then shipped back to Mongolia. The project begins in the first quarter of 2011 and is scheduled for completion in the fall.

Oyu Tolgoi, one of the largest copper and gold mines in the world, is scheduled to begin production in 2013. It is the largest development project in Mongolia’s history and is expected upon completion to account for more than 30 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product.

Fuller Industrial recently completed another multi-million dollar rubber lining contract for Sherritt International’s Ambatovy Mine in Madagascar.

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