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. Cutting CSR will hinder struggling companies from recovering

    Corporate Social Responsibility must remain a high priority for mining companies, despite the current ‘crisis’ facing industry, experts warned yesterday….
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    1 Oct
  2. Managing water consumption in mining

    In 2010, the UN declared access to clean water a human right. Three years later, 500 water scientists from the…
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    21 Aug
  3. Maximising underground efficiency with energy conscious mining machines

    Every one percent improvement in mining productivity translates to a $170m saving, Andrew Mackenzie, the chief executive of the world’s…
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    18 Aug
  4. World-class mine restoration in the Amazon and beyond

    After working for 12 years on the Eden project in Cornwall, UK – which transformed a China clay quarry into…
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    6 Aug
  5. Metalysis – the next generation of metal production?

    Specialist metals producer, Metalysis, can turn low value metal oxides directly into metal powders in a single step, by introducing…
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    29 Jul
  6. Green technologies: making mining more sustainable and energy efficient

    Over the years, the mining industry has been repeatedly criticised and scrutinised, often fairly, for the degrading effects its work…
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    25 Jul
  7. Mining in Africa – now is the time for change

    Africa’s illicit outflows: the region loses more through such outflows than it gains in FDI and aid. Click to see…
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    23 Jun
  8. Gold – is the bubble about to burst on a once rock solid commodity?

    There are very few winners to be found amid a global economic downturn, but the gold mining industry has been…
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    13 Jun
  9. Inspirational Australian Paralympians highlight health and safety

    Australian Paralympian Ben Houlison was working in a New South Wales coal mine when, unexpectedly, he was crushed into the…
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    15 May
  10. Canadian mining abroad – controversy and calls for legal regulation

    Canada is the mining capital of the world, with more than 1,000 Canadian exploration companies working in excess of 100…
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    17 Mar

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