United States Steel Corporation announced that its next-generation highly sustainable and technologically advanced steel mill will be located in Osceola, Arkansas. The facility is engineered to bring together the most advanced technology to create the steel mill of the future that delivers profitable solutions for our customers.
The new mill is designed to extend U.S. Steel’s customer advantages as the company maps a bold path toward a more sustainable future. The new optimised steel production facility is expected to feature two electric arc furnaces (EAFs) with 3 million tons per year of advanced steelmaking capability, a state-of-the-art endless casting and rolling line, and advanced finishing capabilities. This first use of endless casting and rolling technology in the United States brings significant energy, efficiency, and capability enhancements to the company’s operations.
Upon completion, this project will apply to become LEED® certified. The site selection is subject to a number of factors, including final agreements with key partners. Permitting for the project is underway and the company expects to break ground in the first quarter of 2022, with project completion and full operation anticipated in 2024.
“With this location selected and shovels ready, we are reshaping the future of steelmaking,” said U.S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Burritt. “We had numerous competitive site options, but Osceola offers our customers incomparable advantages.”
“Arkansas has created an ideal business environment for the growth of the steel industry in our state,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said. “The investment and high paying jobs that will result from this announcement will make a real difference in the lives of many families in Northeast Arkansas. I am grateful for the support of the legislature which was critical in winning this expansion. Now, U.S. Steel is an important part of our future and we look forward to continued success in the coming years.”
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