Misr Insurance wins mandate to cover oil refinery’s assets – official

Egypt’s state-owned Misr Insurance has won an insurance policy tender to cover the assets and warehouses of an oil refinery operating in the country, according to a senior official.

Egyptian International Insurance Brokerage Co. (IIBC) had earlier mandated Misr Insurance a policy to cover oil refinery’s assets and warehouses, chairman Mohamed Hassan said on Wednesday.

The one-year term policy is with a total sum insured up to 2.3 billion Egyptian pounds ($138.5 million), Hassan further told Amwal Al Ghad.

“The policy will cover damages arising from fire, burglary, and additional risk that may occur to the oil refinery’s assets and warehouses as well as route and maritime transports and cash transfer,” he said.

As for the additional risks, they include coverage of explosions and fire produced from self-ignition as well as other dangers related to firefighters that face serious risks on their jobs, besides lightning strikes, Hassan added.

The policy also encompasses coverage of risks related to natural disasters as well as losses and damages due to earthquakes, storms, volcanoes, floods, and torrents, Hassan said.

Misr Insurance has recently settled compensation worth 3 billion pounds for the oil refinery due to a recent incident, he concluded.