Mesa Sapphire Plant Images – Cooling system, Electrical Station, Solar Arrays, Water Storage and more

Posted: April 11, 2014 by mattmargolis24 in Mesa Sapphire Plant
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by Matt Margolis

Thanks again to my street analyst that provided pictures of the exterior building that were taken this morning on 4/10/14.  My street analyst also took pictures on 2/16/14 so I can have some fun comparing the images to show the significant progress that has been made in just under 2 months.

  • Line of solar arrays have been installed on the North-side of the building and you can notice the reflection from the sun on the building all around the 3740 BLD-1 sign
  • 2 Huge water storage tanks, massive cooling tower system and large electrical station appear to be completed
  • 100 foot long and 75 foot high pile of dirt near the large electrical station is gone since 2/16/14 and the large crane has moved
  • On the northwest side of the building there appears to be an extremely large generator along with some piping that goes into the building and directly into the ground.
  • The parking lot was full and trucks and golf carts were racing around the building hurrying to get work done.
  • The city of Mesa is in the progress of expanding the main roads leading up to the plant from 2 lanes across to 4 lanes across.
  • A significant amount of large spools of electrical cable that were partially used were seen on the ground outside of the building.
  • The north side of the building seems almost complete as it has been landscaped.

Below are the 2/16/14 and the 4/10/14 images of the West Exposure as well as the closeup of the electrical station that is between the crane and the water towers in the 4/10/14 image

Electrical Station 4/10/14

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4/10/14 West Exposure Electrical Station, Cooling Tower System and Water Storage Towers

  • White long building is new and has been completed since 2/16/14  just under crane

  • Black structure to the right of water storage power has been completed

  • Electrical Station has been completed

  • Piping connected to water storage for cooling system is now complete

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2/16/14 West Exposure Electrical Station, Cooling Tower System and Water Storage Towers

  • Incomplete electrical station

  • Incomplete piping from water storage towers

  • Massive 100 foot long and 75 foot high dirt pile

  • Crane outside of water towers has now moved

  • Next to water storage (right) is another structure which is incomplete but has been completed on 4/10/14 photo

 

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Solar Arrays Installed on North Side (notice reflection on building and solar arrays up close to building

April 10 Northside Solar Arrays April 10 Northside Solar Arrays Image 2

Northwest Exposure – Large Generator and Piping Entering Building and connected to the ground

Northwest Piping and Generator

 

Northern Exposure Looking Complete on 4/10/14

2/16/14 (Left) versus 4/10/14 (Right)

 

Feb 17 Northern ExposureApril 10 Northern Exposure

Parking lot looking Full on 4/10/14.  

2/16/14 (Left) versus 4/10/14 (Right)

Feb 17 ParkingApril 10 Parking

Extra Electric Cables Everywhere and large piping (4/10/14)

Extra Electric Cables Extra Electric Cables 2

 

West Side Rock Truck Frenzy (4/10/14)

April 10 West Truck Derby

Elliot Road Landscaping Looking Complete (4/10/14)

Elliot Road Landscaping

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. bwkoenig says:

    Fascinating pictures! In your opinion is this plant actually making any finished product yet? and if ‘no’ does that suggest a Sept release of any Apple product with sapphire?

    Also, there are rumors that the new Ipad will have touch ID. Doesn’t that suggest it will have a sapphire screen cover too?

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    • They are definitely making a lot of sapphire right now. I think module 1-4 are producing and mod 5 is being finalized. They should be fully ramped up by end of month or May the latest. I would be surprised if we have to wait until Sep for the 4.7″ sapphire covered iPhone.

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  2. NetRider says:

    Glad to hear that, Matt.
    I also think there is still possibility that we may hear iPhone 6 w/ Sapphire during WWDC even though fall release may be more probable. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for summer release.

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  3. Luckylass 57 says:

    June should be a five star month.

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