Steel Talk - Electric Arc Furnace #1 Steelmaking Facility Construction Update

Construction Update from Fairfield - Part 8

Posted by Tubular Marketing on Jun 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM

The first week of June has been full of activities at the EAF construction site. At the melt shop, the crew continues their work on setting parts for the tilt platform, while performing additional iron work at the south end. The cranes at the nearby caster bay have also been removed in preparation to start excavation work for the vacuum tank degasser.

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Construction Update from Fairfield - Part 7

Posted by Tubular Marketing on May 24, 2019 2:42:34 PM

Earlier this week, workers finished installing all of the roof trusses for the melt shop.  With the building frame nearly complete, exterior panels will begin making their way on the parameter of the building.

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Construction Update from Fairfield - Part 6

Posted by Tubular Marketing on May 13, 2019 2:15:00 PM

Earlier this week, the melt shop building that houses the electric arc furnace reached an important milestone with the first roof truss being set in place:

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Construction Update from Fairfield - Part 5

Posted by Tubular Marketing on May 3, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Following up with the 30" cooling water pipe work from last week, we are nearly done on the underground portion of this task with all the pipe laid and ready for validation.

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Construction Update from Fairfield - Part 4

Posted by Tubular Marketing on Apr 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With most of the excavation work for the 30" cooling water duct complete, the team has been busy fabricating, coating, and starting installation on a large underground network of pipe.

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Construction Update from Fairfield - Part III

Posted by Tubular Marketing on Apr 12, 2019 10:40:05 AM

An important aspect to a safe and productive electric arc furnace is having a proper cooling system in place.  This week, trenches are being dug by excavators to prepare for the installation of underground cooling water pipe.  These 30-inch conduits will channel water to various parts of the operation to prevent overheating and malfunctions.

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Construction Update from Fairfield - Part II

Posted by Tubular Marketing on Apr 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Several important pieces of construction equipment were assembled and are in operations this week.  One of largest and most impressive machinery is the crawler crane.  Sitting on a set of crawler, or tracks, this crane is capable of lifting and moving up to 600 tons of material safely and economically:

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Construction Update from Fairfield

Posted by Tubular Marketing on Mar 29, 2019 2:09:30 PM

Construction of our electric arc furnace #1 is in full swing at our Fairfield facility!  Construction crews, engineers, and U. S. Steel employees are making significant progress with several key parts of the project, including a state-of-the-art baghouse that will capture the dust and fumes from the manufacturing process:

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

Hoover to Issue $275M in Bonds for U.S. Steel EAF #1 Project

Posted by Tubular Marketing on Mar 19, 2019 4:30:33 PM

The city of Hoover announced earlier today that its Hoover Industrial Development Board (HIDB) will issue $275 million in bonds to support our electric arc furnace project in Fairfield, Alabama. This signifies an important commitment for both HIDB and U. S. Steel to continue to boost economic development and job creation in the region. Read the article in detail at the Birmingham Business Journal.

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF, Jobs

Fairfield Tubular Operations Hosts Government Officials and Media for Celebration Event

Posted by Tubular Marketing on Feb 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Team members at Fairfield Tubular Operations hosted an event today to celebrate the Feb. 11 announcement that construction on a technologically advanced EAF will resume this year. U. S. Steel and United Steelworkers leaders were on hand and joined by local, county and state elected officials.

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Topics: Electric Arc Furnace, Fairfield Tubular Operations, Alabama, EAF

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