The merger of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and Sembcorp Marine had started to become like one of those will-they-won’t-they plot lines in a typical US TV sitcom.

From the start “the couple” seemed destined to be together, but for one reason or another (or maybe just to extend the plot line), they never quite made it happen.

Sembcorp Marine’s merger with the bulk of Keppel Corp’s offshore activities has certainly had a fair few twists and turns over the years.