NCC has secured a $143m (SEK1.3bn) contract from the Joint Municipal Authority of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District to construct building F at Oulu University Hospital in Finland.

Currently, NCC is constructing building A at the hospital, and the first portions of this building are expected to come into use in a year.

NCC Building Nordics head Catarina Molén-Runnäs said: “To construct large, state-of-the-art hospitals featuring the latest technology places high demands on us as contractors and on our customers, and therefore collaboration is crucial.

“Our successful cooperation with the Joint Municipal Authority of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District will be a great foundation to build on as we embark on the next phase.”

Covering approximately 33,000m2 area, the F building will feature imaging facilities, oncology ward, oncology outpatient clinic, laboratory and a pharmacy.

NCC said that the preparatory works have already been initiated at the site and construction works will begin in January next year.

Completion of the new building is scheduled for June 2025.

The Oulu University Hospital transformation is being carried out under the Future Hospital – OYS 2030 reform programme.

As part of this programme, the facilities and technology will be renewed, and are expected to improve the treatment of the patient.

OYS2030 programme director Kari-Pekka Tampio said: “It’s great that we can utilise the project management processes, tools and design solutions, that we have developed and executed together during the first phase.”

NCC noted that the new order will be registered in the fourth quarter of this year in the NCC Building Nordics business area.