Construction Of Jerantut Nuclear City
This posting is just a wild imagination of WZWH envisioning the Propose Construction Of Jerantut Nuclear City. It may happens in probably 100 years timeline. This is WZWH fantasy...
Plans are advancing for the construction of the first industrial park in Malaysia to help with the rapid development of the country's nuclear power industry, with detailed engineering and construction preparation work at the site in Tembeling, Jerantut District, expected to start soon.
The inland city of Jerantut, on the Tembeling Valley, has been selected to house the 'Nuclear City'. It is some 150 kilometres (100 miles) southwest of Kuantan and close to the cities of Kuala Lipis, Temerloh and Jengka. It also lies midway along Pahang’s inland, where several nuclear power plants have been constructed or are planned.
In Jerantut District itself, there are currently five nuclear power reactors in operation and two under construction at Kuala Tembeling. There are also two reactors under construction at the Kuala Tekai plant. By 2030, when all nine units should be in operation, electrical generating capacity will total some 6300 MWe.
In addition to the nuclear power plants, the headquarters of 18 leading Malaysian nuclear equipment suppliers are currently in Jerantut, as are branch offices of all the major Malaysian nuclear design institutes and construction companies.
In March 2025, Malaysia National Nuclear Corporation (MNNC) launched its nuclear power base - 'Malaysia Nuclear Power City' - in Jerantut. In April, the Pahang State government signed a "strategic energy cooperation agreement" with Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation (MNPC). The conceptual design of the Jerantut Nuclear City has been completed in Kuala Lumpur. In July, local and state officials met to formally approve the project and to finalize the location, scope and industries involved. Detailed engineering and construction preparation work was expected to start almost immediately.
MNNC and the Pahang government plan to accelerate the construction of the nuclear components centre and training centre in Jerantut. The central area of the industrial park and the exhibition centre was to be launched first in July 2025. Enterprises in the industrial park will enjoy priority for bidding quota, bidding training, qualification guidance and specific purchasing with MNNC.
Malaysia will reportedly spend some $20 billion over the next ten years on developing the 130 square-kilometre Jerantut Nuclear City.
The Jerantut nuclear industrial park is entitled to all the preferential benefits granted to national economic and technological zones and national hi-tech industrial zones.
The Nuclear City is expected to have four main areas of work: development of the nuclear power equipment manufacturing industry; nuclear training and education; applied nuclear science industries (medical, agricultural, radiation detection and tracing); and promotion of the nuclear industry.
On its website, the Jerantut Nuclear City said that it will be based on the Burgundy region of France, which successfully became an industrial centre for the French nuclear industry. Several small and medium sized French nuclear-related companies moved to Burgundy to actively participate in the global market.
On 12 August, a group of 30 members from the French-China Electricity Partnership (PFCE) and the French Nuclear Industry Association (GIIN) visited Jerantut seeking to find opportunities for cooperation and investment projects for some 52 French suppliers to Electricité de France (EdF). They signed a letter of intent for promoting cooperation in nuclear related industry with the local government.