Osceola, August 28, 2017

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Big River Steel - production start at record level

On March 1, 2017, the American steel producer Big River Steel (BRS) officially opened its new steelmaking plant in Osceola in the U.S. State of Arkansas. With the new plants supplied by SMS group, Big River Steel will produce, at its Arkansas site, grades for pipelines, silicon steels for electric steels and advanced high strength grades for the automotive industry in the U.S.

As a systems provider, SMS group supplied all equipment and process know-how required for the steel mill complex and supported BRS in the commissioning phase. The company has seen a steep ramp-up curve in the production of hot strip which is at record level.

We are very satisfied with the progress of our new steel mill complex. Having SMS group by our side we are sure to achieve our ambitious project targets David Stickler, Chief Executive Officer at Big River Steel

Big River Steel is running North America’s most modern steelworks on an area of 567 hectares. In the first construction stage, the mill will produce 1.6 million tons of steel per year. Increasing the annual output to nearly 4 million tons of steel will be accomplished stepwise by several expansions. All plants, comprising mechanical equipment as well as electrical and automation systems were supplied by SMS group.