Wärtsilä SAM to provide eSI solutions for German Navy’s F126 frigates

The marine electrical systems division of Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, has been contracted to provide the electrical system integration (eSI) solutions for the German Navy’s F126 project. 


The company signed the contract with the Dutch shipbuilder Damen, which was awarded the construction contract for the F126 frigates last month after an intensive tendering and coordination phase.

The scope of supply and services includes, besides integration of all electrical systems, the production and delivery of the switchgear, the power distribution system and the degaussing system, also the delivery of the lighting system and special equipment for energy supply, and the entire related ILS documentation.

”With Wärtsilä, we have managed to bring on board another experienced partner for the F126 project. The employees at Wärtsilä have known the Damen team, as well as their counterparts at the German customer for years, a decisive advantage when it comes to effective cooperation within the integrated project teams. We continue to work full steam ahead to deliver the frigates in time and on budget,” Hein van Ameijden, Managing Director of Damen Naval emphasized.

Wärtsilä will be involved for the entire project duration and will, after the engineering phase has been completed in the Netherlands and Germany, perform the installations and connection work at all three building shipyards in northern Germany (Hamburg, Wolgast and Kiel), as well as taking responsibility for commissioning the entire cabling system and their own scope of supply.

The two companies are also currently working on the combat support ships for the Royal Netherlands Navy, which are being built by Damen.