United States Steel Corporation announced that its next-generation highly sustainable and technologically advanced steel mill will be located in Osceola in Arkansas, close to US Steel’s Big River Steel plant. The location affords abundant, increasingly renewable and clean power from Entergy Arkansas, superior Class 1 rail service from BNSF with connections to other railroads, Mississippi River docks and interstate trucking access. The new optimized steel production facility is expected to feature two electric arc furnaces with 3 million tons per year of advanced steelmaking capability, a state-of-the-art endless casting and rolling line, and advanced finishing capabilities. This first use of endless casting and rolling technology in the United States brings significant energy, efficiency, and capability enhancements to the company’s operations.Upon completion, this project will apply to become LEED certified. The site selection is subject to a number of factors, including final agreements with key partners. Permitting for the project is underway and the company expects to break ground in the first quarter of 2022, with project completion and full operation anticipated in 2024.When completed, the sophisticated new steelmaking facility in combination with Big River Steel will form a 6.3 million ton mill capable of providing many of the most advanced and sustainable steels in North America. The new non-grain oriented electrical steel and galvalume & galvanizing lines currently under construction at Big River Steel will further advance US Steel’s ability to respond to customers’ pressing supply chain needs to satisfy their own domestic manufacturing expansion.