ZIV performs the FATS for Calama & Capriconio SA Systems (Chile)

The IEC 61850 Substation Automation Systems tested in Zamudio for GES and ENGIE have been sent to Chile.

  • Location: Antofagasta, Chile
  • Substation: SET Calama, SET Capricornio
  • Promotor: Engie Energía Chile
  • EPC: GES
  • Substation Automation System: ZIV IEC 61850 multivendor

The Multi-vendor IEC 61850 system based mainly on “ZIV e-NET flex” cybersecure relays, that will be communicated with the CEN through ICCP protocol passed the Factory Acceptance Tests (FATS) last week at ZIV headquarters in Zamudio. The commissioning services will be provided this summer.


About Calama & Capricornio

Engie Energía Chile (EECL), a subsidiary of French Engie, awarded GES the construction of the Calama Wind Farm (162MW) and the Capricornio Photovoltaic Plant (97MWp). The Spanish EPC relied on ZIV the supply of the complete Substation Automation System for both Substations.

The contract includes the supply of several cabinets, and the engineering, SAT & FAT services. The SAS is based mainly on ZIV IEC 61850 Ed 2 certified relays. IEDs_Level 1 to be communicated in a single GFO with ZIV branded substation switches, and a redundant RTU-Gateway. ENGIE´s system will communicate with the “Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional (CEN)” via ICCP protocol, while ZIV´s supplied SAS will connect with Engie´s via IEC60870-5-104 & OPC.


Other projects in GES and in the region

GES has recently finished two other projects in Engie in Mexico (Tres Mesas 3 & Tres Mesas 4) and three more in Spain with ZIV: SE Virgen de Rodanas (132 kV), SE Tolosana (132 kV) and SE. Peguerillas (66 kV).

On the other hand, ZIV is the main supplier of the protection, control and communication equipment of the complex SET Llanos de Llampo & Seccionamiento solar plant project in Chile that generates 100MVA. ZIV SCADA is integrated into TRANSELEC offices and communicates via ICCP protocol with SUNEDISON SCADA. ZIV SCADA is also integrated into CAP and CDEC remote controls, demostrating therefore the capability of the ZIV SCADA to be integrated into complex communications architecture as TRANSELEC’s.

Some projects commissioned in Chile:

  • PFV SS/EE María Elena (SUNEDISON)
  • PE SS/EE Raki (VESTAS)
  • SE/EE Negrete (CHILECTRA)
  • SS/EE San Pedro de Chile (CHILOE)
  • SS/EE Santa Raquel (CHILECTRA)
  • SS/EE Llanos de Llampo (SUNEDISON)


The Calama Wind Farm (162MW) is located 12 km away from the city of Calama, while the The Capricornio PV Plant (97MWp) is located 35 km from the city of Antofagasta. Both  in the region of Antofagasta (Chile).

About Engie & GES


ENGIE is a French multinational electric utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of energy transition, electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear, renewable energy and Petroleum. It is one of the few players in the sector to develop expert skills in both upstream (engineering, purchasing, operation, maintenance) and downstream (waste management, dismantling) activities. The company, formed on 22 July 2008 by the merger of Gaz de France and Suez, traces its origins to the Universal Suez Canal Company founded in 1858 to construct the Suez Canal. As of 2018, ENGIE employs 158,505 people worldwide with revenues of €60.6 billion.


Spain´s GES is a pioneer of the renewable sector. With more than 20 years experience, GES is a referent in construction and services for the wind, solar and hydro sectors.


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