Bristol West MP tours National Composites Centre
The National Composites Centre at the Bristol & Bath Science Park has hosted a visit from Stephen Williams.
The Bristol West MP met with NCC chief executive Peter Chivers and other key staff for a tour of the existing facilities and an update on phase two of the NCC’s development, which will provide increased capacity and a dedicated high volume composite manufacturing technology facility. There will also be a new world-class training centre for higher level and vocational skills development.
The local MP also visited Marine Current Turbines, part of the Siemens group, at the Bristol & Bath Science Park. The company also has premises in the Bristol West constituency and Stephen Williams recently accompanied Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to the site in St Philips.
Stephen Williams MP said, “I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Bristol & Bath Science Park. I learnt about how the National Composites Centre is providing research and technology development for high value manufacturing and securing high value jobs in the UK. More importantly, the work done here goes a long way in saving C02 emissions. It is a testament to the innovation and skills base we already have here in Bristol that companies like Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Dyson all have staff working with the Centre.”