The process starts at the seawater intake towers, which are located about 1.5 kms inside the sea, from where the seawater is extracted via two intake pipelines buried under the sea bed. Intake towers are provided with passive screens to prevent passage of sediment, debris and aquatic life.
An air burst compressed system is provided around the towers to limit entrance of to periodically backwash the screens to maintain efficient screen performance and also to prevent the clogging due to jelly fish. A chlorination system is installed to prevent marine growth inside the pipelines. Seawater from the intake towers is drawn to the Plant Sea Water Pumping Station, consisting of three sea water pumps with dedicated coarse and fine screens.