Network Rail’s top 20 suppliers for 2021/22 revealed

French energy giant EDF has once again clinched the number one spot on Network Rail’s top 20 list of suppliers.

The firm, which recently signed a deal to provide solar energy to the client, won just shy of £474m worth of work from Network Rail in 2021/22 – beating its total for last year (£407m) by almost £70m.

Information published by Network Rail regarding its top 20 suppliers for the year to August shows that German train manufacturer Siemens clinched the second-highest amount of business, totalling £355m – up from £289m in the previous year. Meanwhile, civils firm Bam Nuttall retained third position, bagging £317m worth of business.

Overall, Network Rail’s spending on its top 20 suppliers increased by 12 per cent on last year, rising from £3.07bn to £3.47bn. It represents almost half (47 per cent) of the client’s total infrastructure spend on suppliers.

A full list of the top 20 suppliers is below.

Rank Supplier name Spend
1 EDF Energy Customers  £473.6m
2 Siemens Mobility  £353.4m
3 BAM Nuttall  £317.2m
4 East West Rail Phase 2 Alliance  £241.5m
5 J Murphy & Sons  £233.4m
6 Amalgamated Construction  £221m
7 Amey Rail  £172.1m
8 Colas Rail (RS Alliance Use Only)  £169.5m
9 Alexander Mann Solutions  £130.6m
10 Balfour Beatty Rail (RS Alliance Use Only)  £126.5m
11 Balfour Beatty Rail  £119m
12 Colas Rail  £114.5m
13 Atkins  £112.8m
14 Story Contracting  £110.2m
15 QTS Group  £110m
16 Octavius Infrastructure  £105.2m
17 Alstom Transport UK  £99.1m
18 SPL Powerlines UK  £93m
19 British Steel  £83.8m
20 VolkerRail  £80.4m
  Total  £3.47bn

Among the other contractors to make the top 20 was Balfour Beatty, with a combined revenue from all revenue streams totalling £246m. Colas Rail was also highly placed in the rankings, securing work valued at £285m.

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