In arguably the most awkward line up for a media event in wind power industry history, outgoing Siemens Gamesa CEO Andreas Nauen, the chairman of the board who sacked him and the executive who will replace him gathered online to present a united front on another tough day for the turbine OEM giant.

Nauen – who will stay on for a short while to help successor Jochen Eickholt’s transition – told what he diplomatically described as “a very special press conference” – due to be a Q1 results presentation but suddenly a farewell after the announcement late on Wednesday of his departure – that he was “disappointed about this outcome.