The West of England P&I Club has announced that it will acquire a significant stake in specialist marine insurance provider Nordic Marine Insurance.

Founded in 2012 and based in Stockholm, NMI is a provider of specialist marine products for ship owners and charterers which includes fixed premium primary delay cover.

The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval in Sweden, will see West Group acquire Alandia’s shareholding in Nordic Marine Insurance. Alandia will remain an important partner of Nordic Marine Insurance. The new venture is expected to formally launch later this year.

Tom Bowsher, West Group CEO commented: “NMI is a highly regarded provider of marine products that perfectly complement our own core services. This investment will significantly enhance the range of specialist products that we can offer to ship operators, as well as strengthening West’s presence in Scandinavia.”

By Jake Frith