Weir Minerals Canada Completes Delivery of Three Multiflo® Reclaim Water Barges for Suncor Energy

Tailings Management Solutions Provider in Oil Sands Applications

Madison, WI - Weir Minerals Canada's (WMC) reputation as a premier mining equipment solutions provider netted the company its largest single order in its history.

In early 2010, WMC won an order to supply three Multiflo® mega-barges for Suncor's TRO Project, located 30km North of Fort McMurray, Alberta. This past spring, WMC and its team of contractors completed project construction prior to the hand-over to its customer for commissioning. The system is now fully operational.

Weir Minerals' Multiflo® reclaim water barges are an integral part of tailings management solutions in oil sands applications. The Weir Minerals Mega-barge Project is a culmination of months of effort on the part of several key groups within Weir Minerals Canada. A cross-functional team of people from sales, product management and engineering led by the design center team in Mississauga, Ontario, with support from the sales teams in Calgary, Alberta, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania worked diligently for months prior to the award of the order. The project was kicked-off in the spring of 2010 with the contract to design, fabricate, assemble and launch the three reclaim water barges.

The complete turnkey project which includes design, fabrication, on-site construction, launch and supply of all equipment including Hazleton® pumps from Weir Minerals, barges, mechanical, electrical, process control and marine design represents a multi-million dollar endeavor for Weir Minerals. The project is the largest of its kind for WMC. It illustrates their successful effort in exploring adjacent market opportunities and moving up the value chain; taking the company beyond traditional supplier of pumps, to being a systems integrator and premier mining equipment solutions provider.

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Weir Minerals Canada

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About The Weir Group PLC

The Weir Group PLC comprises three specialist divisions, each with closely aligned independently successful companies and leading brand name products in their own sectors. Employing, in total, more than 13,000 people worldwide, each division is focused on meeting the needs of customers in chosen key sectors of mining and minerals processing, oil and gas exploration and refining and power generation. The success of Weir, throughout its history stretching back to its foundations in Scotland in 1871, has been founded on the ability to deliver engineering solutions that improve the quality, safety and value of its customers' activities. Today, this pedigree is demonstrated through skilled people and the exceptional new products the Group is bringing to market.

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About Weir Minerals

Weir Minerals employs nearly 4,000 people worldwide delivering end-to-end solutions for all mining, dewatering, transportation, milling, processing and waste management activities. Weir Minerals has an advanced product range incorporating market leading brands (such as Warman® centrifugal slurry pumps, Geho® PD slurry pumps, Linatex® rubber products, Vulco® wear resistant linings, Cavex® hydrocyclones, Floway® Pumps vertical turbine pumps, Isogate® slurry valves, Multiflo® mine dewatering pumps, Hazleton® specialty slurry pumps, and Lewis® Pumps vertical chemical pumps) covering virtually any application, in any environment. The Weir Minerals global network ensures they are close to their customer wherever they may base their local operations.

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