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LONDON: Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has appointed Asia Pacific boss Richard Luijendijk as chief executive officer of its land division as it looks to turn around its business. , said a memo signed by Siemens Gamesa CEO Jochen Eickholt.

Luijendijk will succeed Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, whose retirement was announced in October, and the company said in an email to employees that the change was necessary “due to losses in the onshore business and continued poor performance.” says there is.

A spokesman for Siemens Gamesa declined to comment.

The company posted a net loss of €940 million ($997.9 million) in 2022. This was due to higher-than-expected direct material cost increases and component failures, while onshore orders were impacted by lengthy contract negotiations and market delays.

“Let’s get out of the silos and believe in the turnaround,” Mr. Luygendyk said in a memo.

Luijendijk will assume his new position in January.

($1 = 0.9420 Euro) Siemens Gamesa Appoints Ruygendijk as CEO of Onshore Wind Unit

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