Prior to joining DEME Offshore, Cristina received her MSc in Civil Engineering in 2013 from the Delft University of Technology. The interest in cable trenching was sparked during an internship at VSMC and has determined a shift of interest from bearing to breaking capacity of soils. As a Discipline Lead specialised in Geotechnical and Trenching Engineering, Cristina has been involved in numerous burial and protection projects for both cables and pipelines as well as trenching equipment research and development.
Articles By Cristina Lupea
Cables for offshore wind farms in the North Sea are buried for protection. A highly variable seabed topography influences the trenching process in sandy soils. A model has been developed to estimate the influence of sand dunes on the trenching process.