Preliminary works begin for Tesla gigafactory in NL
NUEVO LEON - The Government of Nuevo Leon began preliminary works for the construction of the Tesla gigafactory, the most important electric car plant in the world.
The works, awarded by the state government in recent days, consist of the installation of camps, land leveling, layout of areas, topography, general cleaning, and the construction of a vehicular bridge.
The work is being carried out at three points on the Monterrey-Saltillo free highway in the municipality of Santa Catarina.
Drivers traveling through the area are advised to moderate their speed due to the entrance and exit of the work machinery.
Preliminary works will extend over the next few months, and the main works, such as the construction of the vehicular bridge, are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024.
Tesla's gigafactory will have an investment of US$10 billion and will generate more than 20,000 direct jobs.
The infrastructure works to be carried out in the area, such as the widening of the Monterrey-Saltillo highway, will benefit the population of the municipality of Santa Catarina and the Monterrey metropolitan area.
The start of construction is an important milestone for the development of Tesla's gigafactory in Nuevo Leon. The preliminary works will prepare the ground for the construction of the plant, which will generate thousands of jobs and contribute to the state's economic growth.
In recent days, the state Economic Development Council approved incentives for the Tesla gigafactory in Nuevo Leon.
The approved incentives include:
- Payroll tax exemption for a period of 10 years.
- Exemption from payment of Property Tax (IPM) for a period of 10 years.
- Support for the construction of basic infrastructure, such as potable and treated water, roads and new transportation routes.
The incentives approved will allow the creation of basic infrastructure in the western part of the Monterrey Metropolitan Area, which will boost the region's economic development.
Tesla's gigafactory will be located in the municipality of Santa Catarina, in a strategic geographic area where key roads such as the Monterrey-Saltillo Highway (both the 40 Libre and the 40D toll road) and the Monterrey Peripheral Ring Road (100) converge.
The plant will have a production capacity of 500,000 electric vehicles per year and will generate more than 10,000 direct jobs.