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Rubb Buildings Ltd

Rubb Buildings Ltd designs and manufactures permanent and relocatable engineered fabric structures.

A specialist range of products we offer include ground-breaking military hangars, sunshades, shelters, warehouses and workshops, custom designed specialist sport buildings and storage buildings for a range of industries including aviation, ports, emergency relief, energy, construction, bulk storage and environmental.

All of our tensile structures are designed and built at our plant in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The company started out in 1977 and has a proud history of delivering innovative and quality fabric structures to a vast range of clients.


Products

Air Cargo Facilities

Air Cargo Facilities

We are leading manufacturers of permanent and temporary fabric aircraft hangars, air cargo facilities, aircraft maintenance buildings, storage warehou...

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Aircraft Hangar Design

Aircraft Hangar Design

Many airlines, airports, aviation services and military organisations are reaping the topflight benefits of these custom designed and specialist Rubb ...

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Aviation Hangars

Aviation Hangars

Rubb is a leading manufacturer of temporary and permanent fabric aircraft hangars, air cargo facilities, aircraft maintenance buildings, storage wareh...

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Bioenergy Storage Solutions

Bioenergy Storage Solutions

Our bioenergy storage solutions?can help clients work with coal to biomass conversion projects and deliver the ideal environment for the processing, h...

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Biomass Energy Facilities

Biomass Energy Facilities

Rubb UK has been a trusted supplier of building solutions for the energy, mining, minerals, waste/recycling, ports and other industrial sectors. More ...

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Construction Shelters

Construction Shelters

We offer temporary small shelters and semi-permanent construction shelters to the construction industry to protect ongoing building projects from the ...

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Construction Tents

Construction Tents

We can get your construction and personnel materials under cover quickly and economically, enabling work to progress at a quicker pace to meet project...

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Custom Engineered Biomass Facilities

Custom Engineered Biomass Facilities

We build custom engineered biomass facilities for the renewable energy and biomass power sectors. Our facilities offer the ideal building solution for...

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Custom Storage Buildings

Custom Storage Buildings

Storage buildings can be custom designed to accommodate conveyors and other loading methods. Retaining sidewalls can also be used to resist lateral l...

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Custom Structures

Custom Structures

We have built close working relationships over the years with architects and practices to offer innovative, cost effective, custom structure solutions...

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EFASS Military Buildings

EFASS Military Buildings

The EFASS series of military buildings is delivered in 3 span widths with different door options to accommodate fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircr...

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Emergency Relief Shelters

Emergency Relief Shelters

These disaster shelters can be constructed using local labour with basic tools and minimal lifting gear. Foundation requirements are simple allowing i...

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Environmental Structures

Environmental Structures

many other environmental applications. Rubb tank covers prevent environmental contamination of stored liquids and specially sealed Rubb enviro...

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Fabric Bespoke Buildings

Fabric Bespoke Buildings

Our engineered fabric bespoke buildings can be created to meet any international building code with respect to snow or wind loading and have been prov...

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Marine Buildings

Marine Buildings

Rubb ship and offshore manufacturing buildings are used to protect fabrication work in shipyards around the globe. Rubb marine structures also provide...

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Military Buildings

Military Buildings

Our military building series features relocatable fast erect military hangars for aircraft and helicopters, military storage warehouses, aviation shel...

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Military Hanagrs

Military Hanagrs

Rubb provides durable and field maintainable engineered fabric military hangars to support defence requirements in difficult environmental conditions,...

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Offshore Manufacturing Buildings

Offshore Manufacturing Buildings

Our offshore manufacturing buildings are designed to protect fabrication work in shipyards around the world. These marine structures also offer covere...

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Port Storage Buildings

Port Storage Buildings

Our port storage buildings provide bulk storage solutions. Structures can be custom created to meet a range of bulk handling methods. Extending and re...

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Relocatable Buildings

Relocatable Buildings

Our relocatable buildings provide the most flexible storage warehouse systems as they can be quickly and easily reconfigured/relocated to suit the cha...

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Ship Manufacturing Buildings

Ship Manufacturing Buildings

These marine structures deliver covered storage and dehumidified storage on ships and barges.

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Sport Hall Design & Build

Sport Hall Design & Build

Our sports halls have high strength PVDF coated polyester membrane cladding that is tensioned across an engineered steel frame system. This design off...

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Sports Buildings

Sports Buildings

Our sports buildings can be customised to any size or shape, accommodating a large range of sports. Our translucent roofing systems offer an internal ...

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Storage Buildings

Storage Buildings

Our storage buildings are the perfect solution to help companies accommodate their expansion plans or meet changing logistical requirements.

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Storage Warehousing

Storage Warehousing

Rubb storage buildings are the ideal solution to help companies accommodate their expansion plans or meet changing logistical needs. ...

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Thermohall Buildings

Thermohall Buildings

Development of the Thermohall concept began several years ago in Norway. The goal was to engineer a cost-effective, practical and eco-friendly insulat...

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Waste Management Facilities

Waste Management Facilities

In a growing eco-conscious world, our recycling facilities have the flexibility to meet all waste and recycling demands.

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Waste Recycling Facilities

Waste Recycling Facilities

We can offer custom designed waste management facilities, waste recycling facilities and waste transfer stations to suit your specific storage, handli...

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Rubb refurbishes latest in long line of projects for A&P Falmouth

Rubb refurbishes latest in long line of projects for A&P Falmouth

Rubb has refurbished another onboard storage building for Royal Fleet Auxiliary bay-class vessel, RFA Mounts Bay. The 15m span x 18m long NV buil...

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Rubb refurbishes 25 EFASS for MoD’s Op Regain

Rubb refurbishes 25 EFASS for MoD’s Op Regain

Rubb UK is assisting the MoD with Operation Regain, an effort to consolidate all MoD assets which are spread across the globe. Where necessary, t...

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Rubb’s the favourite with bespoke horse riding arena

Rubb’s the favourite with bespoke horse riding arena

Rubb has designed, constructed, and installed a top-class riding arena for a horse riding school. The 25m span, 39m length, 6m leg FXI hall is loca...

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Rubb provides temporary fire station to Oslo Municipality in collaboration with Renthall

Rubb provides temporary fire station to Oslo Municipality in collaboration with Renthall

Rubb and Renthall have been helping support the fire service in Norway by providing a temporary fire station. Tore Fredriksen, CEO of property manag...

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Online shopping surge delivers 15 million sqft of new super sheds

Online shopping surge delivers 15 million sqft of new super sheds

Surging demand for ‘state of the art’ warehousing, through the increasing rise of online retail, saw a huge 14.72 million square feet of brand-new dis...

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It’s our round: Poetic License bottles Rubb Gin

It’s our round: Poetic License bottles Rubb Gin

In late 2020, Rubb partnered with Poetic License Distillery for an exciting—and delicious—project: Rubb Gin. We chose Poetic License, as supporting...

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Rubb employee celebrates 25 years of service at Rubb

Rubb employee celebrates 25 years of service at Rubb

Jill Murray has become the 27th member of staff at Rubb to receive a commemorative watch for 25 years of service. Production operator Jill started a...

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Does Rubb’s Thermohall® system also insulate sound?

Does Rubb’s Thermohall® system also insulate sound?

Rubb’s Thermohall® insulation is well known for its temperature control, but did you know it also insulates sound? Thermohall® is Rubb’s patented i...

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Fitting the fleet: Rubb & A&P Falmouth’s 13-year history

Fitting the fleet: Rubb & A&P Falmouth’s 13-year history

Rubb’s long history with four Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay-class vessels perfectly embodies the advantages synonymous with Rubb’s fabric-engineered build...

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Turkish Airlines MRO Hangar

Turkish Airlines MRO Hangar

Rubb was selected to build a large MRO hangar for Turkish Airlines and maintenance support arm Turkish Technic. The 82.3m (270ft) x 87.5m (287ft) x 9....

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THA Shelter

THA Shelter

Rubb has designed, constructed and installed a THA for QinetiQ Dorchester. The 6m span, 9m length, 3.3m leg structure in Nato Green was installed i...

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Supporting businesses with sustainable storage solutions

Supporting businesses with sustainable storage solutions

Over recent years, concerns over the environment have become more wide spread. In a March 2021 Savills UK report, 26% of people consider the envir...

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£10 million awarded to help schools open their sports facilities

£10 million awarded to help schools open their sports facilities

Sport England are investing £10.1 million of government money to help more schools open their facilities to the public once the coronavirus (Covid-19)...

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RAF Lyneham Resheet

RAF Lyneham Resheet

Rubb has provided a solution for RAF Lyneham with a re-sheet of their existing NV structure. The 25m span, 38m length, 3m leg NV structure was orig...

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UK government announces £120m funding for electric buses

UK government announces £120m funding for electric buses

The UK government has announced huge plans for more electric buses in a bid to cut emissions. The UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched a ...

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Checkpoint facility for Channel Tunnel Group

Checkpoint facility for Channel Tunnel Group

Rubb has supplied an 11.1m EFASS for The Channel Tunnel Group. The 11.1m span, 16m length, 4.29m leg facility was installed in Folkestone, Kent. Th...

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Checkpoint BVR Structure

Checkpoint BVR Structure

Rubb worked with main contractor Keir Services to design, construct and install a BVR for the MoD. The 12m span, 32m length, 5m leg structure was i...

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UK Government invests £95m in new offshore wind ports

UK Government invests £95m in new offshore wind ports

offshore wind turbine The UK Government is set to invest £95 million in two new offshore wind ports. Able Marine Energy Park in the Humber has been...

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What does the UK’s surge in online shopping mean for warehouse storage?

What does the UK’s surge in online shopping mean for warehouse storage?

UK online spending has seen a surge in 2020, following the country’s lockdown earlier this year. On average, online shopping’s share of total retail...

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Plant Storage Facility Ascension Island

Plant Storage Facility Ascension Island

Rubb has designed, constructed, and installed a plant storage facility for the Ascension Island Government. The 18m span, 35m length, 5m leg BVR wa...

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Rubb’s checkpoint structures provide border control solutions

Rubb’s checkpoint structures provide border control solutions

Checkpoints are vital for ensuring the safe and legitimate passage of goods, vehicles, and people through borders of all kinds the world over. Recent ...

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Temporary storage solutions from Rubb

Temporary storage solutions from Rubb

In unpredictable and unprecedented situations, flexible and rapidly built structures are necessary to respond to any unforeseen circumstances and futu...

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Rubb to provide hangar for Bro Tathan Business Park

Rubb to provide hangar for Bro Tathan Business Park

Rubb Buildings, a world leader in the design and manufacture of custom made relocatable engineered fabric structures, has landed a contract to design ...

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Arriva Train Maintenance Facility Eastleigh Depot, Southampton, United Kingdom

Arriva Train Maintenance Facility Eastleigh Depot, Southampton, United Kingdom

Rubb has designed, constructed, and installed a train maintenance facility in Eastleigh Depot for Arriva. The 8m span by 30m length BVR structure w...

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Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson Fareham, United Kingdom

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson Fareham, United Kingdom

Rubb was tasked with rejuvenating Fort Nelson’s exhibition hall, home of the Royal Armouries museum. Several new features have been added to breathe n...

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Rubb celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

Rubb celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

Rubb is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day with our all-female PVC department. International Women’s Day falls on March 8th, and is a gl...

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Port of Leith Warehouse Extension

Port of Leith Warehouse Extension

Rubb was approached by Technip to extend their storage tent situated in the Port of Leith due to an increase in infrastructure requirements. Due t...

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Rubb-built Sunderland Academy of Light granted Category One status by Premier League

Rubb-built Sunderland Academy of Light granted Category One status by Premier League

Sunderland’s Academy of Light has received the elite Category One status from a Premier League Audit. Category One status is awarded to clubs which...

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HANGAR DESIGN: Flexible solutions support easy and rapid construction

HANGAR DESIGN: Flexible solutions support easy and rapid construction

With the fast changing nature of the MRO industry, companies need to be flexible. This includes choice of hangar solution. Compared to traditiona...

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Pressure mounts on UK ports to enhance infrastructure capacity ahead of Brexit

Pressure mounts on UK ports to enhance infrastructure capacity ahead of Brexit

Due to the uncertainty of Brexit and the impact on export and import of goods, UK ports are making preparations to support further checks by customs o...

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Case Studies

Ballymena Council

Ballymena Council

Ballymena Council | Northern Ireland, UK Ballymena Council in Northern Ireland was looking for a highly efficient and proven answer when build...

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Blue Flames Sporting Club

Blue Flames Sporting Club

Rubb's flair for architectural details is clearly displayed by Blue Flames Sporting Club's indoor netball facility at Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne....

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Bristow Helicopter Group

Bristow Helicopter Group

Bristow Helicopter Group approached Rubb to design and manufacture a fabric engineered helicopter hangar, tailor-made for the company’s needs. This re...

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British Airways CityFlyer

British Airways CityFlyer

When a fire destroyed CityFlyer's existing hangar at Gatwick Airport a new aircraft service hangar was an urgent requirement. CityFlyer turned to Rubb...

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Budehaven Netball Hub

Budehaven Netball Hub

Netball and tennis are on the curriculum at a Rubb UK sports hub in Cornwall. Gateshead based Rubb Buildings Ltd beat off competition to becom...

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E.ON Energy

E.ON Energy

Rubb worked with AJS Contracts Ltd to provide its tallest structure to date and first biomass fuel processing and storage facility to energy giant E.O...

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Horizon

Horizon

Al Ain International Airport | United Arab Emirates Rubb Buildings Ltd won an order to provide three 23.4m x 36m steel and aluminium hybrid EFASS ...

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Ipswich Academy | Ipswich, UK

Ipswich Academy | Ipswich, UK

Rubb builds ‘ingenious solution’ for sports hall at Ipswich Academy. Rubb Buildings Ltd joined forces with construction giant Balfour Beatty t...

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LeAF Academy

LeAF Academy

A Bournemouth school is going for gold following the completion of a new beach volleyball hall. LeAF Elite Athlete Academy (formerly Oakmead C...

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Meadowbank Sports Arena | Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Meadowbank Sports Arena | Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Rubb multi sports facilities come top of the league with Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt, Mid-Ulster, Northern Ireland. At 70m span x 1...

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Mid Ulster Sports Arena

Mid Ulster Sports Arena

Multi-sports and 5-aside football have a new arena at Mid-Ulster. Rubb Buildings Ltd helped Mid-Ulster sporting community score a new indoor multi spo...

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Paignton Sports College

Paignton Sports College

Paignton Community and Sports College | Torbay, Devon, UK The 42m x 69m BVE community multi sports building, with 7.5m sidewalls, can cater fo...

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Port of Belfast

Port of Belfast

Rubb Buildings Ltd has helped a port building project grow at the Port of Belfast. Rubb began working with Belfast Harbour Commissioners in 2001 t...

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Port Of Dundee

Port Of Dundee

The Port of Dundee are now reaping the benefits of a custom designed high quality storage facility which is relocatable and extendable for future port...

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Port of Sunderland

Port of Sunderland

Rubb Buildings Ltd helped provide a cost efficient storage solution for Sunderland City Council at Hendon Docks. This versatile cargo storage building...

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Port of Workington

Port of Workington

The Port of Workington offers high quality storage facilities in the form of two relocatable Rubb constructed ports buildings. The ports structure...

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RAF Kinloss

RAF Kinloss

Rubb came up with a solution to house the UK Royal Air Force’s Nimrod MRA4 aircraft is a custom designed Rubb aircraft hangar. This large RAF hangar f...

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ScotAirways Aircraft Hangar

ScotAirways Aircraft Hangar

Rubb Buildings UK completed construction of a relocatable service aircraft hangar for Scot Airways now known as Loganair Ltd in Dundee, Scotland. This...

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Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC

Rubb Buildings Ltd was a key player in the team tasked with completing a new indoor football training facility for Sunderland Association Football Clu...

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Documents

balfourbeatty_ipswich.pdf

balfourbeatty_ipswich.pdf

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Relocatable aircraft hangars

Relocatable aircraft hangars

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aviation.pdf

aviation.pdf

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biomass.pdf

biomass.pdf

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ble.pdf

ble.pdf

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emergency_shelters.pdf

emergency_shelters.pdf

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sports_brochure.pdf

sports_brochure.pdf

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storage.pdf

storage.pdf

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environmental.pdf

environmental.pdf

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mining_energy.pdf

mining_energy.pdf

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rubb-salt-sand-sheds.pdf

rubb-salt-sand-sheds.pdf

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tech_spec_rubb.pdf

tech_spec_rubb.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2010.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2010.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2011.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2011.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2012.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2013.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2014.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2014.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2006.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2003.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2004.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2005.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2005.pdf

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efass.pdf

efass.pdf

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thermohall.pdf

thermohall.pdf

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waste_recycling.pdf

waste_recycling.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2001.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2001.pdf

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Fabric Engineer 2002.pdf

Fabric Engineer 2002.pdf

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