The bidders include KEO ConsultingEngineers of Kuwait, Binnie & Partners Overseas of the UK, Turkey’s Su Yapiwith Nippon Koeiof Japan, Lahmeyer International and Envicon, both of Germany, Belgrade-based Energoprojekt, Turkey’s Atakaand the local Al-Qatif Bureau. The scheme was initially to be funded from the defunct UN oil-for-food programme.