On March 1st, 2017, Big River Steel officially started the new CSP® plant as part of its greenfield complex in Arkansas, USA.
Big River Steel is a new player on the U.S. flat steel market. The complete steel complex is fully designed on the basis of SMS group technology for everything from steelmaking to strip processing. There is a special focus here on sophisticated products such as pipe grades for the oil and gas industry, silicon steels for electronic plates, and AHSS grades. Capable of a maximum strip width of 1,930 mm, the Big River CSP® plant is the world's widest.
- Single-strand CSP® caster with hydraulic oscillation and liquid core reduction (LCR3)
- CSP® furnace
- CSP® mill with six finishing stands (incorporating hydraulic gap adjustment (HGC), CVC® plus with work roll shifting and integrated work roll bending), laminar strip cooling, and one hydraulic downcoiler
- Complete X-Pact® electrics and automation including Level 3