The Hazards for Electrical Wiring of Wind Power Plant Multiplied by The Extreme Weather and Vast Area of The Wind Farm in Xinjian, China

China has the largest installed wind energy capacity of any nation.

Case Background

China has the largest installed wind energy capacity of any nation. In 2021, according to GWEC’s Global Wind Report 2022, China made up 80% of offshore wind power and 42% of onshore wind capacity added worldwide. The development of China’s wind energy industry started with the technology transfer from foreign companies. When the market flourished rapidly, the need of building up self-dependent technology and eventually being able to supply complete solutions became critical to many Chinese companies. With extensive experience in wiring accessories and a local professional team, Giantlok’s consulting service of product technology-assisted Chinese manufacturers in building up their capabilities in wiring solutions for wind power plants.

Business Challenges

Xinjiang is one of the appointed provinces for wind energy development by China government with the wind farm located in the Turpan Basin. The cables equipped on the top of the wind turbine needed to be lightweight, therefore stainless steel ties became inadequate to fasten the cables. Meanwhile, the air temperature varied from 40°C during summer to -30°C in winter time and the average humidity was at 17% throughout the year, all these factors posed enormous challenges to wiring accessories made of plastics. Besides the unique weather conditions, the distance between wind turbines might take up to 100 km in the immense territory of the wind farm, which caused each maintenance to be both costly and time-consuming. Giantlok pinpointed this particular demand of wind turbine manufacturers and offered effective solutions that sufficed the circumstance.

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Strategic Objectives

The priority for Giantlok is to pin down the cable ties that can avoid breaking off during installation on wind turbine components in the extreme desert of the Xinjian wind farm, and satisfy the need for lightweight products. On top of that, the reliability of the product performance can minimize the frequency of maintenance and lower the loss of time and cost during downtime.

Gaintlok’s Solution

  1. The solution Giantlok offered included Polyamide 6,6 Cold Resistant Cable Ties and Frigid Weather Resistant Cable Ties that can cope with extreme weather conditions with an operating temperature range between -60°C to 85°C. The weight difference between plastics and stainless steel also fulfilled the weight limitation.
  2. Giantlok offered cable tie solutions with UL certifications. Except for the tensile strength being aligned with UL standards, the flammability for applications inside cabinets is UL 94 V2 rated to ensure electrical safety.
  3. The manufacturing capability of the parent company laid the solid foundation for the product performance of Cold Resistant Cable Ties. Its stable yield rate ensured the product quality and liability for the end-users.


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Business Benefits

Giantlok’s global footprint in wiring solutions helped customers to build up their technical knowledge in wiring accessories. The Cold Resistant Cable Ties Giantlok supplied for cable installation in extreme desert facilitated the electrical safety of wind power plant complied with international standards, and the unfailing reliability lowered the total operational cost of the wind farm.

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