Maximizing the value of heavy water

The Distinguished Merit Award is awarded to:

Eric Bouchard, Jean-Francois Allard, Pierre Bellefeuille, Andre Michel, Eliane Leblanc, David Gelinas, Denise Gendron, Betty King, Tammy Sandrelli, Mike Burton and Richard Dufour: The La Prade team prepared, sampled, and shipped over 200 drums of heavy water to AECL’s heavy water customers between April 1, 2016 - Mar 31, 2017. Twenty-one separate shipments were delivered on time and without incident to domestic and international destinations. In addition to the work from the team at La Prade, CNL has also received tremendous support from staff at Chalk River. The CRL team has processed and analyzed hundreds of samples of heavy water to verify the chemical and isotopic composition prior to shipment. They have also supported the business by coordinating the transport and ensuring compliance with customs and export requirements, and working with AECL’s customers and CNL’s internal departments to schedule deliveries, clarify purchase requirements, coordinate invoicing, and respond to customer questions and feedback. Overall, the excellent teamwork between departments has led to a successful year in heavy water sales, and resulted in nearly $19 million in revenues to AECL; an amount which was well in excess of the planned target.