Siemens Gamesa has named Jochen Eickholt, a member of the executive board at parent company Siemens Energy, as its new CEO, replacing Andreas Nauen, as the “significant challenges” in the OEM’s onshore turbine business finally took their toll.

“Siemens Gamesa is experiencing significant challenges in its onshore business in a very difficult market and we have appointed an executive with a strong track record in managing complex operational situations and in successfully turning around underperforming businesses,” said Miguel Angel López, chairman of the Siemens Gamesa board of directors.