An integrated industrial complex known as Odisha Sands Complex (OSCOM) has been set up by IREL to mine and process the beach sands for export of ilmenite and to convert ilmenite to synthetic rutile .
The project envisaged production of 2,20,000 tonnes of ilmentie, 10,000 tonnes of rutile, 30,000 tonnes of sillimanite, 2000 tonnes of zircon and 4,000 tonnes of monazite. The components of the complex include.
(1) Dredge and Wet Concentration Plant (DWC)
(2) Mineral Separation Plant (MSP)
(3) Synthetic Rutile plant
(4) Acid Regeneration Plant and
(5) Thorium Plant.