Siemens Gamesa Appoints Marc Becker as CEO of Offshore Business

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that Marc Becker is to return to the company as CEO of its industry-leading Offshore business.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that Marc Becker is to return to the company as CEO of its industry-leading Offshore business. Becker served as Managing Director for Germany and Head of Offshore Sales and Projects at Siemens Gamesa before leaving the company in early 2020. In the latter role, and previously as COO of Siemens Wind Power, Becker played a key role in building the company’s strong leadership position in the rapidly growing Offshore segment.

Siemens Gamesa is the undisputed leader in offshore wind, and I’m looking forward to rejoining the company and working to extend that leadership,” said Marc Becker. “There is huge potential for Offshore wind to lead the fightback against climate change, and with the talented team at Siemens Gamesa as well as the industry’s best technology, we are well positioned to play a leading role.”

Becker, who is to be the permanent replacement for Andreas Nauen who was promoted to CEO of the company in June, will be based in Hamburg and start his new role on February 1. Pierre Bauer will continue as interim CEO in the meantime.

“I am delighted to bring Marc back to the company to lead Offshore. He has an outstanding track record in Offshore wind energy and has the experience, expertise and industry network to lead our future growth in this critical area,” said Andreas Nauen, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Gamesa. “With the addition of Marc, we will complete a strong and revitalized team to lead the turnaround that will deliver long-term sustainable growth and profitability to Siemens Gamesa.”

Recently, in its largest-ever order in the nordic region, Siemens Gamesa had closed an order for its 5.X platform with a new deal to supply 372 MW of the SG 5.8-170 turbine for the Björnberget project in Sweden. The wind farm, owned by asset manager Prime Capital and independent power producer Enlight, takes the total volume of partnership with Siemens for Prime Capital to 1 GW, according to the firm.

The Björnberget project will be one of the largest onshore wind projects to start construction in Europe this year. With its OptimaFlex technology, the 60 units of the SG 5.8-170 will operate at 6.2 MW each.

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