PRIME Minister Gordon Brown visited Capenhurst to meet inventors who are developing the next generation of energy-saving technologies.
Mr Brown toured the world-renowned EA Technology and newly-established Energy Innovation Centre on Thursday morning, where he witnessed the cutting-edge technologies being fine-tuned for use in the global energy market.
He was accompanied by Treasury Minister Liam Byrne for a round table discussion with more than a dozen business leaders and leading energy figures to talk about the economy and employment.
The Prime Minister said: “It is so inspiring to see all of the innovative products being developed by the teams at EA Technology and the companies based at the Energy Innovation Centre in Capenhurst, and to hear about the benefits these technologies can bring to the energy industry, in particular their contribution to tackling climate change.”
Robert Davis, CEO of EA Technology, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to EA Technology and the Energy Innovation Centre. EA Technology is a success story we should all be celebrating.
“We’re growing fast, creating dozens of jobs and selling our technologies around the world.
“We are leading the world in energy-related technologies here at Capenhurst.”
Denise Massey, director of the Energy Innovation Centre, said: “The Prime Minister left encouraged by our work in assisting small businesses to develop the next generation of energy products.”