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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ‘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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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