Contractor earned more than £360m with the infrastructure client in the year to 31 March 2015


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Network Rail has paid more to Carillion than any other supplier over the past year, with the contractor raking in £361m from the infrastructure client in the year to March 2015.

Network Rail’s top 20 supplier spending chart shows it spent almost 5% of its total infrastructure spending with Carillion.

German signalling specialist Siemens was second on the list, earning £269m for signalling work.

Bam Nuttall was third on the list with £250m, while Balfour Beatty had a resurgent year in rail infrastructure, rising to fourth on the list with £241m.

Network Rail says it spends around £5bn a year on works, services and products, with around 45% of its total spend with its top 20 suppliers.

Top 20 suppliers 2014-15   
Supplier nameSpendDescription of goods, services or product% of total
Carillion Construction Ltd£361mInfrastructure contracting 4.82%
Siemens Rail Automation Ltd£269mSignalling infrastructure contracting 3.59%
BAM Nuttall Ltd£250mInfrastructure contracting 3.34%
Balfour Beatty Rail Ltd£241mTrack infrastructure contracting 3.23%
Eversheds LLP£231mBusiness Consultancy3.08%
Costain Ltd£215mInfrastructure contracting 2.88%
British Energy Direct Ltd£189mUtilities Supply2.53%
Atkins Ltd£176mSignalling infrastructure contracting, consultancy services2.36%
Amalgamated Construction Ltd£159mInfrastructure contracting 2.12%
J Murphy & Sons Ltd£155mInfrastructure contracting 2.07%
Amey-Colas£1501mTrack infrastructure contracting 2.01%
Babcock Rail Ltd£149mTrack infrastructure contracting 1.99%
EDF Energy Customers Plc£133mUtilities Supply1.78%
Signalling Solutions Ltd£122mSignalling infrastructure contracting 1.63%
Tata Steel UK Ltd£98mSteel manufacturer1.31%
Amey Rail£96mInfrastructure contracting 1.28%
Colas Rail Ltd£94mInfrastructure contracting 1.26%
Geoffrey Osborne Ltd£90mInfrastructure contracting 1.20%
DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd£87mRail logistics 1.16%
VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd£76mInfrastructure contracting 1.01%
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