U.S. Steel’s Fairfield to flip to EF steelmaking

Jan 29, 2014 | 09:57 AM | Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Tags  U.S. Steel, Mario Longhi, Fairfield Works, Alabama plant, new melt shop, electric furnace, blast furnace, Jo Isenberg-O'Loughlin

NEW YORK — The cost-reduction initiative launched by U.S. Steel Corp.’s new chief executive officer under the code name "Project Carnegie" is "making progress," Mario Longhi told analysts in a Jan. 28 conference call.

The country’s largest steel producer announced during the call that it will be requesting the necessary permits to construct a "technologically advanced electric-arc furnace (EF) facility at its Fairfield (Ala.) Works to replace the plant’s existing blast furnace-based operations."

When fully operational, the new EF-based melt shop is expected to sport a raw steel production capacity of about 1.1 million net tons per year and will primarily feed a rounds caster to provide substrate for the plant’s seamless tubular operations.....

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