Carillion tops Network Rail spending charts

Aaron Morby 7 years ago
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Network Rail spent more cash with Carillion than any other supplier last year, paying the firm a total of £361m.

The railway infrastructure firm’s top 20 suppliers spending charts reveal work with Carillion soared 28% in the year ending April 2015, with it capturing nearly 5% of total infrastructure spending.

The top 20 shared out £3.1bn between them compared to £3.2bn the year before and accounted for 45% of total supplier spend, down from 47% previously.

Signalling specialist Siemens Rail Automation climbed to second place after spending roared ahead 50% as major signalling upgrades went its way.

Balfour Beatty saw the fastest growth among the mainstream infrastructure contractors, despite dropping out of maintenance and renewals, as it jumped nearly a third to £241m from major new project work for the rail infrastructure group.

But this was not sufficient to beat BAM Nuttall, which earned £250m, ranking it as the third biggest supplier by work carried out.

Spending with top 20 suppliers
Supplier name 14/15 13/14 12/13 Service % of total
Carillion Construction £361m £281m £180m Infrastructure 4.82%
Siemens Rail Automation £267m £177m N/A Signalling 3.59%
BAM Nuttall £250m £209m £94m Infrastructure 3.34%
Balfour Beatty Rail £241m £183m £100m Track infrastructure 3.23%
Eversheds 231m* N/A N/A Business Consultancy 3.08%
Costain £215m £203m £184m Infrastructure 2.88%
British Energy Direct £189m N/A N/A Utilities Supply 2.53%
Atkins £176m £142m £120m Signalling, consultancy 2.36%
Amalgamated Construction £159m £160m £78m Infrastructure 2.12%
J Murphy & Sons £155m £150m £102m Infrastructure 2.07%
Amey-Colas £151m £182m £166m Track infrastructure 2.01%
Babcock Rail £149m £220m £177m Track infrastructure 1.99%
EDF Energy Customers £133m £341m £297m Utilities Supply 1.78%
Signalling Solutions £122m £139m £84m Signalling 1.63%
Tata Steel UK £98m £113m N/A Steel 1.31%
Amey Rail £96m N/A N/A Infrastructure 1.28%
Colas Rail £94m N/A N/A Infrastructure 1.26%
Geoffrey Osborne £90m N/A N/A Infrastructure 1.20%
DB Schenker Rail (UK) £87m £100m £98m Rail logistics 1.16%
VolkerFitzpatrick £76m £106m £88m Infrastructure 1.01%
*Much of this sum relates to buying various freight sites, rather than business consultancy.
 ©Network Rail

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