Gulf oil spill: Kevin Costner signs contract with BP for oil slick clean-up
Movie star has developed a 'dream machine' that will separate oil from water to combat Deepwater Horizon spill
The Observer, Sunday 20 June 2010
Hollywood star Kevin Costner yesterday unveiled the "dream machine" that he says will separate oil from water and save the Gulf of Mexico from the environmental catastrophe caused by the destruction of the oil rig.
Costner's company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, signed a contract with BP last week to provide 32 units. These are expected to be working in the Gulf within the next 60 days, said BP's chief operating officer, Doug Suttles. Financial details of the deal between Costner and BP have not been disclosed.
"At its core, my dream, this machine, was designed to give us a fighting chance to fight back the oil that has got us by the throat," Costner told reporters at a press conference in Port Fourchon, an oil industry supply port in southern Louisiana. more