Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel electric locomotives. The Caterpillar Shandong Engineering Machinery Co Ltd manufactures earthmoving equipment and components for the construction industry. To meet customer demand for its products, it is increasing the capacity of the plant in Qingzhou, Shandong. The extension project began in 2009 and involves the construction of site utilities and workshop buildings. The total project value is approximately US$ 90 million. AECOM is the project manager and is undertaking a range of management and consultancy services.

The project has involved the construction of eight new buildings, including a new axle and transmission workshop, the national distribution center, touch up paint workshop, a truck-type tractor workshop, the wheel loader assembly workshop, a fabrication paint workshop and a fabrication workshop. The total building area covers more than 140,000 sq m.