U.S. Steel Big River Steel plant

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Big River Steel is a 3300 thousand tonnes per annum (TTPA) electric steel plant in Osceola, Arizona, United States.[1] It operates two electric arc furnaces (EAF).

Location

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Background

Big River Steel is a special "flex mill" that can produce flat products from an electric arc furnace (EAF) and is believed to be one of the most advanced flex mills in the country.[2] One EAF was added in 2017; a new one was added in 2020.[3] According to Big River Steel, the facility is worth $1.3 billion.[4] Big River Steel was bought by the United States Steel Corporation in January 2021.[5]

The capacity of BRS doubled to 3300 thousand tonnes per annum around June 2020 after BRS announced intentions to double production in 2018.[6][1]

In 2021, the facility was awarded by Daimler AG for "the exceptionally sustainable production of steel." According to Daimler, the facility has 70% fewer carbon emissions compared to traditional blast-furnace methods of producing steel. The facility also has a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.[7]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Overview, Big River Steel, Retrieved on: Aug. 17, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hot-Rolled, Big River Steel, Retrieved on: Aug. 17, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 2021 AIST Electric Arc Furnace Roundup, Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Jan. 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 BRS (2020-01-01). "BRS Fact Sheet" (PDF). BRS. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  5. "United States Steel Corporation Completes Big River Steel Acquisition". www.businesswire.com. 2021-01-15. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  6. Big River Steel Expanding Arkansas Flex Mill™ $1.2 billion investment will double capacity of technology-based steel mill and recycling facility, Big River Steel, Jun. 2018, Retrieved on: Aug. 17, 2020
  7. "Daimler honours steel supplier Big River Steel for sustainability". Daimler. 2021-07-16. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Big River Steel closes deal with U.S. Steel, values Osceola mill at $2.3 billion, Wesley Brown, TB&P, Nov. 11, 2019, Retrieved on: Aug. 17, 2020
  9. United States Steel Corporation Completes Strategic Investment in Big River Steel, U.S. Steel Corporation, Oct. 31, 2019, Retrieved on: Aug. 17, 2020
  10. "About Us - Locations - www.ussteel.com". www.ussteel.com. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  11. BRS (2021-10-21). "People - Big River Steel". Big River Steel. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  12. 12.0 12.1 BRS (2021). "Quality - Big River Steel". Big River Steel. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Tour, Big River Steel, Retrieved on: Aug. 17, 2020

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