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Carillion tops Network Rail spend table

Network Rail spent £3.1bn with its top 20 suppliers last year, with Carillion topping the bill at just under 5% of the total.

The Wolverhampton-based construction giant swept up the most amount of work for ‘infrastructure contracting’, with signalling specialist Siemens Rail Automation in second place with 3.6% of the total.

The £3.1bn figure represented 45% of Network Rail’s spending for the 2014/15 financial year and was spread over a range of different services from infrastructure to signalling, utilities supply and track infrastructure.

Network Rail’s top 20 suppliers by spend 2014/15

 Supplier nameSpend (£)Description of goods, services or product% of total
1Carillion Construction360MInfrastructure contracting 4.8%
2Siemens Rail Automation270MSignalling infrastructure contracting 3.6%
3BAM Nuttall250MInfrastructure contracting 3.3%
4Balfour Beatty Rail240MTrack infrastructure contracting 3.2%
5Eversheds230M*Business consultancy3.1%
6Costain220MInfrastructure contracting 2.9%
7British Energy Direct190MUtilities supply2.5%
8Atkins180MSignalling infrastructure contracting, consultancy services2.4%
9Amalgamated Construction160MInfrastructure contracting 2.1%
10J Murphy & Sons150MInfrastructure contracting 2.1%
11Amey-Colas150MTrack infrastructure contracting 2.0%
12Babcock Rail150MTrack infrastructure contracting 2.0%
13EDF Energy Customers130MUtilities supply1.8%
14Signalling Solutions120MSignalling infrastructure contracting 1.6%
15Tata Steel UK100MSteel manufacturer1.3%
16Amey Rail100MInfrastructure contracting 1.3%
17Colas Rail90MInfrastructure contracting 1.3%
18Geoffrey Osborne90MInfrastructure contracting 1.2%
19DB Schenker Rail (UK)90MRail logistics 1.2%
20VolkerFitzpatrick80MInfrastructure contracting 1.0%
 *A large percentage of this figure relates to the acquisition of various freight sites, rather than business consultancy.
    © Copyright Network Rail 2015

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