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28.08.14

Carillion ranked as Network Rail’s biggest contractor

Carillion was Network Rail’s biggest infrastructure contractor in the last 12 months, being paid a total of £281m over the 2013-14 financial year.

Network Rail’s top 20 supplier data revealed that Carillion replaced Costain at the top of the tree in the last year.

The next biggest contractor was Babcock Rail which was paid £220m over the period, followed by Bam Nuttall, which netted £209m.

But Balfour Beatty is still the most important group supplier with its three main rail businesses ranking individually in the table.

Taken together Balfour Beatty Rail (£183m), Infrastructure Services (£85.5m) and Civil Engineering (£88.5m) carried out work worth more than £350m. This was even more than EDF, which has long been the rail infrastructure company’s biggest supplier.

According to Network Rail, approximately 45% of its total expenditure on works, services and products is spent with its top 20 suppliers. The full spending league table published by Network Rail also contains non-construction suppliers, including electricity and signalling suppliers.

To view the full top 20 supplier list, click here.

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Dave White   29/08/2014 at 22:09

Privatise an give the regular track worker a job what he can plan& build a life on you pay these German French Dutch companies millions an millions an then look at how to cut cost. Isn't possible to take back the track an create jobs an careers for the people off this country then pass on to who ever. That's all thanks Dave

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