Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) is proud to be part of the projects currently underway at the United States Enrichment Corporations location in Piketon, Ohio. MSSI has recently worked with Fluor-B&W at the location to update perimeter security and access control using the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. The Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, located about 70 miles south of Columbus, Ohio on Route 23 was originally constructed between 1952-1956 with the first enrichment cells going online in 1954. In 1993, the United Stated Enrichment Corporation (USEC) took over responsibility for Portsmouth plant as well as the sister plant located in Paducah, Kentucky. In May of 2001, the plant ceased operation and was placed in a cold standby until 2006 when site work shifted into a cold shutdown in preparation for decontamination and decommissioning. Just recently though, "USEC and the US Department of Energy have signed agreements to move forward with a $350 million cooperative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) program to confirm the technical readiness of the American Centrifuge, the next generation U.S. uranium enrichment technology."(www.USEC.com article)
With multiple projects at the location currently underway the site has seen an influx of large numbers of workers onsite and has had to update perimeter security and access control to accommodate. By using Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals from MSSI, Fluor-B&W was able to build multiple access control perimeter locations that would allow them to secure the site and maintain accurate, up to date, payroll and time-keeping controls. Every employees entering and exiting the site does so through a MAC Portal using full height, high security turnstiles and site specified access control technology. MSSI has so successfully delivered on its' promise to Fluor-B&W that it was mentioned in an employee handout discussing the placement of MAC Portals on the Project.