Big River steel to expand hot rolled steel capacity

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Big River Steel is expanding its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, Arkansas-based scrap recycling and steel production facility. The expansion of the Flex Mill™ will double Big River Steel’s hot-rolled steel production capacity to 3.3 million t/year.

In addition, the expansion will facilitate the company’s ability to produce even higher grades of electrical steel, demand for which is expected to increase with continued focus on energy efficiency and the increase in hybrid and electric vehicle sales.

Engineering efforts are already underway with SMS group, the primary technology provider. Major construction activity will begin later this year and continue for approximately 24 months.