New Siemens Gamesa CEO Jochen Eickholt said he has already identified potential process improvements at the wind turbine group’s struggling onshore division and cited compelling reasons to keep the company in one piece.

Eickholt, who took over from Andreas Nauen at the beginning of March after joining from majority shareholder Siemens Energy, said he did not underestimate the challenges facing Siemens Gamesa but claimed they are “partial and temporary” as he spoke at the company’s annual meeting.