A film produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio will shine a spotlight on Orkney’s pioneering marine energy work when it premieres this month. The Oscar-winning actor has made the Ice on Fire documentary which highlights the impact of humanity on climate change, and whether it can be reversed. A segment in Orkney was filmed in 2017, focusing on the work of Orbital Marine Power and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) on the islands. Orbital Marine is the firm behind the two megawatt SR2000 turbine which made history as the world’s largest tidal energy converter when it was launched in 2016. The company tested the technology at EMEC, the “only centre of its kind in the world”, providing open-sea testing facilities for wave and tidal energy systems.
Energy Voice 16th May 2019 read more »