Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Licence to operate: understanding the biggest challenge for mining in 2019

    Today, miners are required to juggle many emerging challenges not traditionally associated with metals and mining, such as digitisation, automation…
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    3 Apr
  2. Wrestle mania: inside the Goldcorp-Newmont-Barrick mega deal

    As 2019 kicked-off, Colorado-based Newmont and Canadian-based Goldcorp announced the two companies had struck a deal to merge, in a…
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    2 Apr
  3. Alternative financing for the mining industry: what are the options?

    Six years on from the global commodities crash and many junior and exploratory mining companies are still struggling to secure…
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    25 Mar
  4. Can Ecuador achieve its bold vision for mining?

    Bordered by well-established mining destinations, Peru and Colombia, Ecuador is considered one of few as-yet untapped mineral regions in an…
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    6 Mar
  5. Down with the kids: can mining ever be cool?

    “Do you want to win a bucket load of cash? Of course you do!” is the eye-catching strapline of the…
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    6 Feb
  6. Mining safety at Rio Tinto Kennecott: ‘We have a zero-harm approach’

    Located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining operation that produces copper, molybdenum,…
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    31 Jan
  7. Belt and Road: how China’s global plans will affect copper

    China’s expansive, multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) traverses several continents – Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe and Africa –…
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    29 Jan
  8. ‘Complacency gets people hurt’ – talking mine safety with Equinox Gold

    Equinox Gold is a multi-asset mining company that produces gold from its Mesquite Gold Mine in California. The company also…
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    3 Jan
  9. Covia Minerals & Material on mining safety: ‘Support must come from the top down’

    With a footprint of more than 50 plants, 94 operating terminals, and over 3,000 employees, Covia is one of the…
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    13 Dec
  10. Anglo American’s five strategic objectives on mining safety

    Anglo American is one of the world’s biggest mining companies, with over 50 globally dispersed operating entities and a 100,000-strong…
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    5 Dec

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