"Today's meeting marks the start of a new era, one that will give Gamesa greater scale, thanks to the merger with Siemens WP, reinforcing it as a global leader in both the onshore and offshore segments,” Gamesa’s executive chairman Ignacio Martín said.

After the transaction was ratified by 99.75% of Gamesa shareholder votes, the Spanish securities market regulator CNMV now needs to confirm Siemens’s exemption from having to launch a public takeover bid, while EU anti-trust authorities also need to grant their approval.