The Klen project is planned as an open pit operation utilising conventional mining methods. Mine life is estimated at 11 years. The process plant will comprise a carbon in leach (CIL)circuit with a design capacity of 300kt/a . In H1 2016 Highland Gold initiated a review of the project under current market conditions and approved preparation of an updated pre feasibility study. The report is expected to be published in Q3 2017.