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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Linwood Mining & Minerals talks mining safety: ‘It is part of all we do’

    Curt Shipman has over 35 years combined experience in the mining industry, working between cement and lime production. He has…
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    29 Nov
  4. Antimony: will China continue to control supply?

    Most people have never heard of antimony. It may have a lustrous silver colour that eye-catchingly sparkles and glistens, but…
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    14 Nov
  5. Safe chemical handling in mines: Interview with Solvay Technology Solutions

    Ricardo Capanema is responsible for understanding the mining industry’s evolving dynamics. He makes sure the company develops tailored reagent-based solutions…
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    7 Nov
  6. Mining safety Q&A: Goldcorp’s Peter Calnan on keeping workers safe

    In the first of an ongoing series examining health and safety best practise and innovation at mining and industrial sites,…
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    30 Oct
  7. Australia’s junior miners take heart in clean energy minerals

    Australia is one of the world’s top mineral producers, churning out large quantities of key commodities, including uranium, coal, gold,…
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    8 Oct
  8. Mining Mozambique: from rubies to graphite investors

    Mozambique is one of the biggest producers of tantalite and beryllium and was Africa’s second-ranked producer of aluminium after South…
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    3 Oct
  9. The rising risk of gold supply chains in South America

    Bullish gold prices in recent years have attracted criminal elements, ranging from highly organised criminal gangs to small scale informal…
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    24 Sep
  10. Does a new leader mean new opportunities for Peru’s mining sector?

    “Peru is a mining country, but we need to do things differently from the past,” Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra told…
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    18 Jul

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