Don Valley Engineering (DVE) has recently held an open event for two days at their Doncaster HQ to exhibit a huge array of screens which are to be delivered to Wolf Minerals for their Hemerdon Project on the south coast.Star of the show was a gigantic 2-deck Scrubber Screen. Weighing in at 30.8 tons, this giant screen has an overall deck area of 64.8m² and a design feed tonnage of 1292t/h. Selected by GR Engineering Services as a preferred supplier this is one of 10 screens that DVE have specifically built for the Wolf Minerals project, of which nine were on show, with the ‘giant’ screen running in a test rig inside the works.
DVE was established in 1947 and has expanded and evolved over the years gathering a wealth of experience in all aspects of engineering; in particular the processing and handling of bulk materials and the building of specialist screening, centrifuging and malting’s’ equipment, making the company one of the leading UK suppliers in their chosen fields.
Roger Allen – MD (DVE), commented, “The idea behind the open day was to showcase this range of screens to all users of screening technology in the UK today. Most of the major companies have been invited and are attending and this event will illustrate our prowess and manufacturing capabilities of a huge range of screening machines built here in Doncaster, in the UK.
The open day was well attended and included a visit from Rosie Winterton, local MP for Doncaster Central. After a short tour accompanied by Roger Allen, Rosie, commented, “I am extremely proud that DVE have won this prestigious contract, which has put Doncaster on the map in terms of having built the largest screen in the UK, which is also further underlined by the importance of this very high profile project near Plymouth.”
Rosie continued, “I always like to work with local companies and Roger and I have been discussing local recruitment and certification issues and I will work closely with the company to see if I can be of assistance but quite frankly this is a pretty good company that Roger has outlined very clearly, by diversification over the years hence its current success. Obviously this is because the company has not sat back with the demise of traditional industry in the local area; it has looked forward and developed key areas very successfully. Although I shall talk with the Department of Business and the UKTI and look at any difficult overseas areas, by and large it is quite clear that the DVE’s current success is down to the innovation and the high quality that DVE has a reputation for and me being here today to help promote it is something I’m very happy to do.”