The investment of £1.5 million Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) fund will enable the Australian engineering contractor to service the energy, chemical, mining and mineral markets across Scotland while boosting economic growth and the trades industry.
Ms Sturgeon said: “This is yet another indication of the strong performance in the Scottish economy, which can only be enhanced by the powerful economic levers available to us through independence, which would be used to attract even more jobs and investment.
“This company has a long history of working across the globe and they have shown a commitment in investing in the workforce in Scotland. With their expansion to Scotland and in doing so creating 110 jobs which will support a boost to the local economy.
“This is a testament to the quality and skills of the local workforce. Scotland’s energy sector boasts strong engineering and manufacturing skills that are globally recognised across the oil and gas industry.”
Kevin Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, said: “The opening of our operating centre in Scotland represents a key step in Clough’s international expansion strategy, and enables our world class engineering, project management, commissioning and operations and maintenance services to support new regions.
“Scotland was selected as the most attractive location for Clough due to its access to world class technical universities and highly experienced engineering resources, combined with its proximity to clients and opportunities in the North Sea, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Our Scottish centre will provide engineering support services to projects throughout this region as well as Australasia, helping to enhance value for clients across Clough’s extensive project portfolio.
“I’d like to acknowledge and thank Scottish Enterprise for their outstanding support in helping Clough establish a strong foundation for growth in the region”.