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Today, Minister for Economy and Energy of the State of Brandenburg Jörg Steinbach and media representatives visited the Tesla Giga Berlin construction site.
From the very beginning, the Minister supported the construction of Giga Berlin, as the company will have a positive impact on the entire region. Previously, he remarked that overall, the whole Brandenburg region would probably be more enticing to Germany's workforce due to the upcoming electric car factory. It would, in a way, even serve as a big advertisement for Brandenburg, showing other potential companies that the region is worth investing in. Steinbach was always at the forefront while communicating with residents and environmentalists who wanted to learn more about the planned factory.
Now, when obvious progress is noticeable on the site, the Minister visited it for inspection. According to @tobilindh's photo report, he arrived on a Tesla Model X, accompanied by Model S and Model 3.
Source: @tobilindh / Twitter
Today at #GigaBerlin— Tobias Lindh (@tobilindh) June 25, 2020
1) Convoy with the minister of economics and the media.
2) A new crane unfolds in front of them in the north east.
3+4) Another crane is getting assembled in the north west. pic.twitter.com/l7TCbjQj59
At the moment, four cranes have already been assembled at the site. All construction work on the site is fast enough, neat and highly organized.
Source: @Wolfpackberlin / Twitter
In addition to the construction of Phase 1, Tesla began serious preparations for other constructions on the site. In earlier videos and on the new one from @gigafactory_4 you can see that the southeastern region is preparing for another building, which is separated from the main one. Apparently, there is an active preparation for laying the foundation.
At #GigaBerlin the south-east area is getting prepared for an other building. Decoupled from the main one. Here is a 360 degree timelapse.— Giga Berlin / Gigafactory 4 (@gigafactory_4) June 23, 2020
On Youtube without time lapse: https://t.co/3ENSkwYWE7 pic.twitter.com/3pEBaS8yGj
At the moment, Tesla cannot clear up additional sections of the pine plantation, so to save time, preparing the foundation for the future building, which will be partially located on the already cleared area, is reasonable. Assessing progress on the site, Steinbach says that “something like a shell” can already be seen in September.
Meanwhile, Brandenburg is developing a plan for preparing infrastructure and housing because of the future influx of workers for Tesla into the region. It is currently estimated that around 10,000 new residents will live in Oder-Spree. For this, it is planned to build new housing, expand roads, change train schedules, increase the number of kindergartens, and improve hospital planning.