Germany Supporting Viet Nam Green Hydrogen

ON 10/29/2023 AT 01 : 33 PM

The German government is providing funding and technical support for communist Viet Nam to develop a green hydrogen program.

H2Growth is a project commissioned by Germany's BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) to be implemented by its federally owned enterprise, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 

The program will support the Vietnamese Government in developing a hydrogen energy production strategy, with a focus on proposing a framework for the development of a green hydrogen economy, leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, increased energy security and enhanced economic development. The objective of the project is to create an enabling environment for the development of a green hydrogen economy in Viet Nam, by providing technical assistance and expertise in four key action areas: strategy and regulatory framework development, capacity development for key stakeholders, market/ economic development, and awareness- raising and outreach (communication). 

Viet Nam's economy has been growing rapidly as more manufacturing shifts away from China and to lower-wage and less predatory Viet Nam. However, the communist dictatorship has been relying primarily on fossil fuel energy, with far too much reliance on the dirtiest of fuel, coal. About half of Vietnam's power comes from coal with plans to double the use of coal, even though solar, wind and hydro are much less costly. 

With Viet Nam's Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính demanding every more electrical power to support unsustainable growth, the country is becoming an ever greater source of planet destroying greenhouse gases and other pollution. The government imprisons environmental and climate activists while continuing to plow full-speed ahead in its suicidal rush to build more coal-fired power plants.

Being as big of a liar as any other politician, Chính stated, "As a developing country that is still facing numerous difficulties, Vietnam is building a harmonious and balanced roadmap for a sustainable energy conversion, adapting to climate change and reducing carbon emission." He did not reveal how much incentive he is receiving from the coal industry.

Viet Nam could certainly utilize cleaner forms of energy but needs persuasion and expertise, which Germany is providing, but needs consultants willing to help out.

On behalf of the H2Growth project, the GIZ Office Hanoi is conducting a tender to seek qualified Individual Local Consultant (here after called as LC) for the assignment:

a. Tentative duration: from 01.12.2023 until 30.06.2024

b. Place of assignment: Hanoi, Viet Nam

c. LC’s number of working days: up to 45

d. Requirements: The selected individual local consultant will develop a background document (BD) that informs a project documents (PD) for H2Growth project which is in line with the Annex V of the Decree 114/2021/NĐ-CP and the project proposal to BMZ. The individual consultant is expected to have degree in Renewable Energy studies, Energy Economics, Econometrics or any other relevant field; and professional experience at least in one of the following: the energy sector, public sector / state-owned enterprises or international donor organizations.

Please send email to before 06.11.2023 to receive tender documents.

Interested LCs are requested to prepare the following documents in English:

1.    Letter of interest (with signature)

2.    Curriculum Vitae

3.    Reference letters or equivalent documents of clients for similar activities to this assignment, copy of similar consulting contracts in the past or current time.

LCs send Eligibility dossiers to latest by 17:00 (Hanoi time) on 14.11.2023 with email subject: “Tender 83451451-H2Growth-Eligibility dossier”.

GIZ is obliged to ensure the confidentiality of all bidding documents submitted.

Important notes:

1.   Request of tender documents to be sent to before 06.11.2023

2.   Eligibility assessment related questions to be sent to before 09.11.2023

3.   Eligibility dossier to be sent to before 5 PM on 14.11.2023. Sending documents to wrong email address will lead to disqualification of the bidder.

Only selected bidders will be invited to present technical and financial offers.