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Tesla Giga Berlin Foundation Work Begins Ahead Of The Groundbreaking Ceremony

by Eva Fox June 02, 2020

Tesla Giga Berlin Foundation Work Begins Ahead Of The Groundbreaking Ceremony

Featured image: @Gf4Tesla/Twitter

Last week, Tesla received all the necessary permissions to start groundbreaking, so the construction crew got to work.

The German construction company Max Boegl is excavating a quarry for the planned factory of the Californian automaker Tesla. Last Wednesday, the State Environmental Protection Agency approved the start of foundation work on the site and, as the video from the drones show, has already achieved significant success.

The American company has come a long way in preparing for the construction of the plant. Having cleared the site of 90 hectares of pine plantation, clearing the roots and topsoil, Tesla is now embarking on the construction phase. The main contractor works farther and farther inland, down to groundwater, and the company received all the necessary permissions from the authorities.

The durability and high quality of the foundation is incredibly important. A factory is a high-tech standard and a very heavy building. This requires completely different installation conditions than, for example, a residential building or a shopping center.

According to assumptions from @tobilindh/Twitter, Tesla is currently working on an area that is highlighted in yellow.


Source: @tobilindh/Twitter

Earlier in this place, stress tests were carried out. On May 19, the pile driver began work and placed 19 piles in the ground. On May 26, the piles were prepared for a load test. This must be done in order to make sure that the land in this area is stable and ready for foundation work. Also, the test results will show the condition of the soil, so that in the future this does not cause a problem after the construction of the structure.

Initial Load Tests on Piles is performed to confirm the design load calculations and to provide guidelines for setting up the limits of acceptance for routine tests. It also gives an idea of ​​the suitability of the piling system. Initial Test on piles are to be carried out at one or more locations depending on the number of piles required. The test load shall be maintained for 24 hours.

The entire Tesla community and investors is eagerly watching the progress on the site. At the moment, all work is going according to plan, so there is every reason to believe that the first deliveries of the made in Germany Model Y will be in 2021.




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