SMS USA was selected by U. S. Steel to supply a 1.6 million-net-ton electric-arc furnace (EAF) to be installed at the company’s Fairfield Works outside of Birmingham, Ala. Fairfield Works is comprised of steelmaking and finishing facilities for both flat-rolled and tubular markets. The order includes engineering and supply of the furnace as well as gas-cleaning and material-handling equipment. In addition, U.S. Steel ordered a vacuum tank degassing facility equipped with advanced mechanical pumps. The pumping system will be designed and assembled in Italy by SMS Concast.