Gigafactory Texas on 14 September 2022! This is where the Cyber Truck and Model Y will be built!
Many new (BIG) developments all over the site today, more than I could capture (but I tried as hard as I could)! In addition to all the projects underway around the main site, we see many interesting and large deliveries of production components and equipment today at both ends of the factory building.
We also see an increase in the number of trailers at the receiving docks on the east and west sides of the building … almost all the new receiving docks that were added are now in operation, and about 15 more almost ready as well.
Drone flight overview with discussion & illustration: 0:06 to 2:09
Drone flight footage & infographics: 2:14 to 27:29
On the east side, we see tremendous progress reshaping and reconfiguring the Warehouse on Wheels (WOW) Yard and material storage, with new, very large sections being prepared on the south and north sides, likely to allow the movement of materials, equipment, vehicles, and components away from the central construction site, which continues to expand in size.
On the far southeast, we see more drilling for core samples where the new perimeter road will be constructed, now much farther to the east of the previous locations we have seen in my previous two videos. This work appears to proceed along the path the new road will take, connecting the south SH-130 bridge area River Road all the way to the new Boring Company tunnel location near the Martin Marietta service structure.
N the south end, the horizontal drilling operation has now pulled the second HDPE water pipe (30 inch or .75m diameter) from the south side, under the river and to the north drilling location. This is the second of likely three very large pipes that will connect Giga Texas and surrounding areas to the water treatment plant just south of the Colorado river.
Activity has increased at the north electrical substation and Megapack construction site, including more deliveries of components needed for construction of the substation electrical yard, stormwater pipe installation and a new excavation on the east side, and drilling of deep and very wide bores to house the large rebar changes and mounts to support huge steel power poles. Two of these supports have been completed with concrete, and a third is being actively drilled this morning.
The final area I’d like to highlight today is the battery cathode plant and the tremendous progress that continues to impress. Exterior columns have mostly been painted with white flame-proof paint, ground slab construction and concrete application is nearing the halfway point, while stirs, mezzanine, HVAC ducting, steam pipes and interior walls are being installed on the second and third floors. The roof final insulation and weatherproof membrane installation is on the final section on the north end of the building, and this will complete the basic roof installation, pending the interfaces to the exterior walls. Speaking of which, a large new crane has arrived and is being setup, and I believe this indicates we should see concrete wall panels arriving soon for installation.
Plenty more going on today and I provide verbal narration throughout the video, so make sure you check out the entire video! Also, I’d recommend you look at my 11 September video for details on the ne Boring Company tunnel that will be built at Giga Texas.
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Drones used are DJI Mavic Mini and Mavic Air 2.
Drone flight over Giga Texas is with permission of Tesla and CEO Elon Musk