Kingsgate Consolidated (ASX:KCN) has received an Expanded Metallurgical Licence, allowing them to improve operational flexibility at the Chatree Gold Mine.

The Kingdom of Thailand and Kingsgate have agreed to defer the arbitral award under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement while they negotiate a settlement, which is expected shortly.

Refurbishment engineering contractors have started to demobilise and, pending final inspections and reagent delivery, the commissioning of Plant #2 will begin this month leading to a ramp up into steady state production.