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Update On Tesla Gigafactory Permits — Now More Than $1 Billion In Permitted Construction Costs

Tesla has been granted a total of 153 building permits for the Gigafactory to date, relating to around $1.03 billion in construction costs/work, according to the newest article on the subject from Jack Cookson at BuildZoom.

Tesla has been granted a total of 153 building permits for the Gigafactory to date, relating to around $1.03 billion in construction costs/work, according to the newest article on the subject from Jack Cookson at BuildZoom.

Tesla paid around $5.58 million in fees to the Storey County Community Development Department for these permits.

Interestingly, a total of around $542.65 million in work (of the $1.03 billion) relates to permits now featuring an addendum.

The BuildZoom coverage provides more on that:

“After scanning through these permits, one thing that stood out was the number of permits that mentioned an addendum. In fact, 29 permits, for a total of $542.65 million of construction work mention an addendum to a previous part of the project. In these permits, an addendum refers to a supplemental permit that makes changes to a previous permit filed for the project. The job value of these permits is the additional construction costs of these changes. …

“Many of the other permits have been related to the installation and anchoring of the equipment needed for the factory. Other interesting permits include a nitrogen yard, a thermal energy storage tank, and the Panasonic equipment installed in Section B and C. In addition, the installation and expansion of the contractor accommodation indicated the number of construction workers on site has increased.”

To get a more detailed view of the extent of addendum use mentioned above, here’s an overview of the 29 permits in question:

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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