Great Yarmouth-based CLS Offshore is to establish a new hub in Hull in an ambitious move that will create 100 jobs in the North.

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The energy sector services firm has invested £350,000 in new offices close to the River Humber where it plans to add a fabrication workshop at a later date.

According to the firm, the move to the Marfleet Environmental Industries Park – which will place the offices within Hull’s enterprise zone– will add £10m to its annual turnover.

CLS expects to build its office team to 25 in the area, while adding 75 new onshore recruits once the fabrication unit is complete.

The Hull base will mirror CLS’s Yarmouth operations where they specialise in modern fabrication work, platform refurbishment and petrochemical plant installation and support.

Scott McMillan, managing director, said: “We believe the move will ultimately add £10m to our turnover without diluting anything we do from Great Yarmouth - where we will continue to develop.”

In June, the company unveiled bold growth plans that aimed to bolster its Norfolk staff numbers by 150 and double turnover to £40m.

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