Tesla Giga Berlin should be a role model for industrial projects under construction in Germany today, said the Minister of Economy, Labor, and Energy of the state of Brandenburg, Jörg Steinbach.
The Economy Minister recommends the Tesla project serve as a role model because it is being built at high speed. He says industrial projects can be completed faster today. This stems from the fact that many German companies lack the mentality necessary for fast construction.
Steinbach asked German companies to take as an example the approach Tesla is employing at its Grünheide plant to build their industrial projects. “Until now, most companies in Germany did not have the mindset of using the Tesla project as a model,” Steinbach told Capital.
The minister stressed that the California-based manufacturer in Grunheide is using a Federal Emissions Control Act that allows early construction under certain conditions. This regulation is also open to any other company, but companies will have to take such a risk. All projects must be well-planned and ready to accept urgent changes if required.
With Tesla investing billions of dollars to build Giga Berlin, speed is “key.” “But the process is going so fast because Tesla is willing to take on high entrepreneurial risk," Steinbach said. Of course, the speed at which the factory is being built also requires special effort on behalf of the authorities. “The management of the company itself plays a central role,” he said. Indeed, in order to implement large projects in Germany faster than before, not only the administration must become faster, but also the management of companies.
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