Up to 50 new jobs are expected to be created as an extension to the lock gates at Grimsby Docks opens. The Lock Gate improvements will enable the port to be a base for green energy companies. The longer, larger vessels which provide essential maintenance to the wind farms being constructed off the east coast will now be able to use Grimsby as a port. A higher number of smaller vessels will also be able to enter and leave the dock. This will create a huge potential to secure new investment in the offshore wind sector in North East Lincolnshire and allow the area to support the new and emerging industries looking to invest in the area.