NCC Construction Norway has secured a SEK250m ($39m) contract to build a new ferry harbour and two new bridges, in Larvik, north of Bergen, Norway.

The construction is part of a move to overhaul the ferry service between Lavik and Oppedal, which is an important link between the north and south parts of Western Norway.

NCC Construction Norway district manager Henning Simonsen said: "This will be a central part of the refurbishment of the road and ferry network in this part of Norway, where we already have several other road and tunnel projects in progress."

Under the deal, the company will be responsible for the construction of a new harbour in Lavik, a new section of the E39 expressway near the beach area, as well as a new bridge and intersection for public highway 607.

The deal will also see NCC Construction carry out repair work on the current E39 through Lavik.

The harbour project involves 1.8km of road, including 760m of new pedestrian and cycle paths and the construction of new parking spaces.

Scheduled to be completed in August 2015, the project will be registered among orders in the NCC Construction Norway business area in the first quarter of 2013.

NCC, which employs 18,000 workers, reported sales of SEK57bn ($8.9bn) in 2012.