San Catarina, Nuevo León — Auto company Tesla has begun the paperwork required for construction of its Gigafactory in the state of Nuevo León.
The company has submitted its request to the government of the state of Nuevo León to begin the construction of its Gigafactory in the municipality of Santa Catarina.
Through a memorandum, Musk’s company requested the construction of a set of projects in energy, water, road and railway matters prior to the construction of its new plant.
In the document, the company requested the construction of an electrical energy substation as well as infrastructure for the transmission of electrical energy to the properties. The construction and expansion of railway branches to the properties, in accordance with the plans authorized by authorities, as well as the construction of a railway yard in coordination with the selected railway operator.
Likewise, the construction of infrastructure for water and sewage services.
“Provision of treated and drinking water to the project, through contract with the company through the corresponding public body. The company states that it will maximize the beneficial use of treated water for the Investment Project and that it will do its best to reduce its drinking water consumption through a sustainable process,” Tesla reported.
The water issue was addressed by Telsa since a lack of water in the state has been an ongoing concern due to the increased growth of manufacturing.
The document highlights that the company and the government recognize that the project will trigger the growth of the region, hence the importance of investing in the necessary infrastructure in accesses, schools, health centers and basic services.
Musk made the official announcement to build the factory in March of this year. The investment to construct the Gigafactory electric vehicle plant will be around $5 billion USD. It is being built in Santa Catrina, near the city of Monterrey. Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations says the new Tesla Gigafactory could create as many as 6,000 jobs.