Marika Fredriksson took over as finance chief of Danish OEM Vestas when the company was in freefall back in 2013 – and announced her departure on a day that saw the wind turbine giant’s share value slide 18%. But she insists there is a “big difference” between the two scenarios.

Fredriksson, who on Wednesday said she will step down by March as chief financial officer, arrived at Vestas during a period of turmoil that led some to wonder whether the wind OEM would survive at all in its current form.