Big River Steel (BRS) commissioned SMS group with the expansion of its steel plant in Osceola, Ark. SMS group will supply BRS with mechanical equipment and electrical and automation systems. The expansion will increase the plant’s annual output to approximately 3 million tons of steel. After completion, the facility will have two electric-arc furnaces (EAFs) and two twin-ladle furnaces. Installation of an additional gas cleaning system will ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

Since commissioning of the mill in 2017, BRS has been producing tube-grade sheet for pipeline construction, silicon steels for a wide variety of energy and electric motor applications and advanced high-strength steels for the U.S. automotive industry.