Henk Kruse

Senior geotechnical consultant

+31(0)88335 7354


Henk Kruse is a senior geotechnical consultant and is working in the field of underground infrastructure. He is a specialist in geo engineering of pipelines especially in the disciplines of trench less installation techniques and the effects of installation activities on the surroundings.

Pipeline installation:

  • Pipe installation in trench
  • Horizontal directional drilling
  • Micro tunneling
  • Impact ramming
  • Direct pipe

And other underground infrastructure subjects:

  • Asset management (life cycle, renovation).
  • Effects of installation of pipelines on the surroundings
  • Effects of construction activities on buried pipelines
  • Effect of pipe leakage on constructions
  • Damage due to falling objects on buried pipelines
  • Influence of earthquakes on buried pipelines

Working experience

2002- present Deltares, Delft Unit geo engineering, Senior consultant, Specialist pipelines
1998-2002 Grontmij, de Bilt dept. of Geotechnical Engineering, Projectmanager
1993-1998 University of Utrecht Phd Researcher
1992-1993 BRGM, Bureau Recherche Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières Marseille dept. risques naturel, Researcher
1991-1992 ITC, Enschede Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation dept. earth systems analysis, Reseacher