Amey has taken over a “significant number” of Carillion’s Network Rail contracts following the company’s liquidation, it was confirmed today.
Amey will continue Carillion’s work on projects including Crossrail’s Old Oak to Paddington section, the electrification of the rail network around Manchester and increasing capacity on the Midland Mainline.
The sale is expected to protect more than 700 jobs and provide security to rail supply chain companies.
Amey chief executive Andy Milner said: “With a deep understanding of these operations, we are perfectly placed to become the new contractor for these projects. This will mean that our rail business will grow significantly, as we support Network Rail to deliver critical milestones.”
Network Rail commercial director Matthew Steele added: “This is a positive step for the industry, ensuring the delivery of a number of major projects across the country whilst safeguarding an expected 700 jobs and the wider supply chain. We look forward to working with Amey to enable a smooth transition and ensure the ongoing safe working on our sites.”
Network Rail is working with the Official Receiver’s special manager PwC to find long-term transition arrangements for Carillon’s remaining contracts and staff.
It was agreed last month that PwC will pay wages to Carillion employees who had been working on Network Rail contracts.